Profit Pur Cause De Vicinage Law and Legal Definition

Profit pur cause de vicinage is the profit out of the right of landowners over common land. It is the right to allow animals grazing common land to stay onto adjoining common land. Such a right generally comprises the rights of pasture, fishing, right to take turf and animals. Profit pur cause de vicinage refers to profit arising when the holders of adjoining commons have allowed their cattle to stray on each other's lands. A claim for this profit fails when one of the commoners fences off the common or has driven off the other commoner's cattle in the past.