noun chiefly historical the right of feeding pigs or other animals in a wood.
ME: from OFr. pasnage, from med. L. pastionaticum, from pastio(n-) 'pasturing'.

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  • Pannage — is an English legal term for the practice of turning out domestic pigs in a wood or forest, in order that they may feed on fallen acorns or beechmast. Pannage is no longer carried out in most areas, but is still observed in the New Forest of… …   Wikipedia

  • Pannage — Pan nage, n. [OF. pasnage, LL. pasnadium, pastinaticum, fr. pastionare to feed on mast, as swine, fr. L. pastio a pasturing, grazing. See {Pastor}.] (O. Eng. Law) (a) The food of swine in the woods, as beechnuts, acorns, etc.; called also {pawns} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pannage (jambon) — Le pannage de jambon consiste à recouvrir sa partie charnue de panne : mélange de graisse de porc et de farine de riz. Après les différentes étapes de l élaboration du jambon sec (salage, pré repos, repos et séchage), les jambons à affinage… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • pannage — noun Acorns and beech mast used as forage for pigs …   Wiktionary

  • Pannage — The right to feed pigs in a wood on beech mast and acorns in autumn; also the fodder itself. In Latin, pannagium. Cf. Avagium; Foragium …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Pannage — Food such as acorns that swine (pigs), etc., feed on in the woods. The right to let your swine feed in the woods. Often restricted to a certain number of days per year or to a set period. In the New Forest in Hampshire, New Forest Commoners still …   Medieval glossary

  • pannage — pan·nage …   English syllables

  • pannage —   n. pigs food in woods, as nuts, etc.; right to, or fee paid for, feeding pigs in woods …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Pannage —    From Medieval Europe, this was the payment made to a lord for the right to graze in his meadows and woods …   The writer's dictionary of science fiction, fantasy, horror and mythology

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