In English law. Persons having the right of common. So called simply because they have actually a right to pasture on the waste, in keeping with all the lord. 2 H. Bl. 8S9
The effect of this was that in January 1835 the legislature passed a bill for submitting the question legally to all the voters of the state, although this bill itself limited the proposed convention's power relating to representation by providing that it should so amend the constitution that senators be chosen by districts according to public taxes, and that commoners be apportioned by districts according to Federal representation, i.e.