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Champion and Severall

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A “champion” is a common, or land in allotments without enclosures. A “severall” is a private farm, or land enclosed for individual use. A champion also means one who holds a champion.

“The champion differs from severall much

For want of partition, closier, and such.”


Tusser: Five Hundred Points, etc. (Intro.).

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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