Disturbance of Common Law and Legal Definition

At common law, disturbance of common is a wrongful interference with, or impediment to, another's right to commonable property, such as a wrongful fencing or surcharge on the common. The disturbance of common is considered, where any act is done, by which the right of another to his common is incommoded or diminished. This may happen, in the case, where one who has no right of common, puts his cattle into the land; and thereby robs the cattle of the commoners of their respective shares of the pasture.