Webster 1913 Edition
garenne, from OF.
garer, to beware, to take care; of Teutonic origin; cf. OHG.
warōn(in comp.), OS.
warōnto take care, to observe, akin to E.
wary. √142. See
A place privileged, by prescription or grant the king, for keeping certain animals (as hares, conies, partridges, pheasants, etc.) called beasts and fowls of warren.
A privilege which one has in his lands, by royal grant or prescription, of hunting and taking wild beasts and birds of warren, to the exclusion of any other person not entering by his permission.
They wend both
warrenand in waste.
☞ The warren is the next franchise in degree to the park; and a forest, which is the highest in dignity, comprehends a chase, a park, and a free warren.
A piece of ground for the breeding of rabbits.
A place for keeping flash, in a river.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.A piece of ground appropriated to the breeding and preservation of rabbits.
2.In law, a franchise or place privileged by prescription or grant from the king, for keeping beasts and fowls. The warren is the next franchise in degree to the park; and a forest, which is the highest in dignity, comprehends a chase, a park and a free warren.
3.A place for keeping fish in a river.