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Champion and Severall

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.).

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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