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 (trăns-hyo͞o′məns, trănz-)
Transfer of livestock from one grazing ground to another, as from lowlands to highlands, with the changing of seasons.

[French, from transhumer, to move livestock seasonally, from Spanish trashumar : Latin trāns-, trans- + Latin humus, ground; see dhghem- in Indo-European roots.]

trans·hu′mant adj. & n.


(Agriculture) the seasonal migration of livestock to suitable grazing grounds
[C20: from French, from transhumer to change one's pastures, from Spanish trashumar, from Latin trans- + humus ground]
transˈhumant adj


(trænsˈhyu məns, trænz-; often -ˈyu-)

the seasonal migration of livestock, and the people who tend them, between lowlands and adjacent mountains.
[1900–05; < French, =transhum(er) to shift ground + -ance -ance]
trans•hu′mant, adj.


the seasonal migration of livestock and those who tend livestock between mountain and valley, as practiced in Switzerland. — transhumant, adj.
See also: Agriculture


n (Agr) → Transhumanz f
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Ostrom and collaborators have indeed documented many interesting cases in which long lasting institutional systems (eg the irrigation systems in Bali [Lansing, 1991, 2012; Lansing and Kremer, 1993] or traditional transhumance in India [Chakrabarti, 2011]) have been 'reformed' with the best intentions in mind, only to tragically discover later the importance played by various rules that were thought to be mere traditional relics with no real utility (Hayek, 1967, 1979; Ostrom, 1990; Ostrom, Gardner and Walker, 1994; Boettke, 1996).
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