\dˈamɪd͡ʒ fˈiːzənt], \dˈamɪdʒ fˈiːzənt], \d_ˈa_m_ɪ_dʒ f_ˈiː_z_ə_n_t]\
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By Noah Webster.
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
Torts. This is a corruption of the French words faisant dommage, and signifies doing damage. This term is usually applied to the injury which animals belonging to one person do upon the land of another, by feeding there, treading down his grass, corn, or other production of the earth. 3 Bl. Com. 6; Co. Litt. 142, 161; Com. Dig. Pleader, 3 M 26. By the common law, a distress of animals or things damage feasant is allowed. Cow. Inst. 230; Gilb. on Distress and Replevin, 21. It was also allowed by the ancient customs of France. 11 Toull. 402 Repertoire de Jurisprudence, Merlin, au mot Fourriere; 1 Fournel, Traits de Voisinage, au mot Abandon. Vide Animals.
By John Bouvier
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