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Although the Anglo-Saxon kings had game preserves
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Although the [[Anglo-Saxon]] [[king]]s had [[game]] preserves
amongst the English woodland, it was not until
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amongst the [[England|English]] woodland, it was not until
 
[[William I]], and the [[Domesday Book]] that the word
 
[[William I]], and the [[Domesday Book]] that the word
'''forest''' entered the language.
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'''forest''' entered the [[language]].
   
The word was derived from Medieval Latin
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The word was derived from Medieval [[Latin]]
 
''foresta'', itself from Classical Latin
 
''foresta'', itself from Classical Latin
 
''foris'' meaning "outside" -- land, not necessarily wooded,
''foris''
 
 
which lay beyond the boundaries of [[manor]]s and
meaning "outside" -- land, not ncessarily wooded,
 
 
settlement. Mostly forest was wooded, but as a
which lay beyond the boundaries of manors and
 
settlement. <br>
 
Mostly '''forest''' was wooded, but as a
 
 
term it could also include pasture, woodland
 
term it could also include pasture, woodland
and even land under agriculture. <br>
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and even land under [[agriculture]].
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As a definitional
 
term its main thrust was that '''forest'''
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As a definitional term its main thrust was that forest
land was subject to [[forest law]].
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land was subject to [[forest law|Forest Law]].
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Latest revision as of 13:18, 27 May 2006

Although the Anglo-Saxon kings had game preserves amongst the English woodland, it was not until William I, and the Domesday Book that the word forest entered the language.

The word was derived from Medieval Latin foresta, itself from Classical Latin foris meaning "outside" -- land, not necessarily wooded, which lay beyond the boundaries of manors and settlement. Mostly forest was wooded, but as a term it could also include pasture, woodland and even land under agriculture.

As a definitional term its main thrust was that forest land was subject to Forest Law.