Meaning of disafforestation in English:


Pronunciation /ˌdɪsəfɒrɪˈsteɪʃ(ə)n/


See disafforest

‘When the disafforestation took place, the local people lost any rights they had in the Forest, even the right to walk.’
  • ‘These forests were largely unaffected by the disafforestations made by Richard I and John, and the communities within them suffered from John's increasingly rigorous imposition of forest law.’
  • ‘Hence it was recommended that disafforestation must be allowed after obtaining legal sanction of the commission to check the depletion and degradation of forest areas.’
  • ‘The number of forests even in the restricted days after the great disafforestations of Edward III was listed at approximately seventy, and the extent of their liberty must once have been greater.’
  • ‘The disafforestation is twice as harmful, as with the trees destruction not only the natural ‘captivators’ of the carbon are wasted, but increases its proportion in the atmosphere.’