permissive waste

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Noun1.permissive waste - (law) reduction in the value of an estate caused by act or neglect
human action, human activity, act, deed - something that people do or cause to happen
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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Coke gives no example of permissive waste specifically in a garden, but he does provide a number of other illustrations: "to suffer the pale to decay, whereby the deere is dispersed, is waste" (I.
Arguably, in terms of this extended garden metaphor, Richard has been guilty of more than just permissive waste. For example, the Duke of Gloucester, "One flourishing branch of [Edward III's] most royal root .