Inter-commoning describes the ambassadorial work of connecting different commons to coordinate and collaborate at higher, aggregated levels.

Inter-commoning can refer to co-learning, the shared management of infrastructure, the mutualization of resource use and benefits, or the federation of governance.

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In English Law, intercommoning describes a situation in which the common land, forests or waters of two manors are adjacent, and the inhabitants, or those having a right of common of both, have "time out of mind,"de-pastured" their cattle, without keeping track of where they graze. John Bouvier (1856): A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. (html )

# According to Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary

(1913 edition, published by C. & G. Merriam Co.) html

"1. To share with others; to participate; especially, to eat at the same table. 2. (O. Eng. Law) To graze cattle promiscuously in the commons of each other, as the inhabitants of adjoining townships, manors, etc."

The term also appears in the Acknowledgments section of Peter Linebaugh's 2014 book, "Stop, Thief! The Commons, Enclosure and Resistance" (PM Press).