By extension, the term "commons" has come to be applied to other resources which a community has rights or access to. Today the term "common" is mainly used for the land over which the rights are exercised. A person who has a right to common land is a commoner.
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- Natural England.
- Anon. "Commoner". Farlex Inc. http://www.thefreedictionary.com/commoner. Retrieved 20 April 2012.
- Neeson J.M. 1993. Commoners: common right, enclosure and social change in England, 1700-1820. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56774-2
- De Moor, Martina; Shaw-Taylor, Leigh; Warde, Paul (eds) 2002. The management of common land in North West Europe, c. 1500-1850. Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols. ISBN 978-2-503-51273-0