One that is security for goods taken up on credit by extravagant young gentlemen. Cunny warren; a girl's boarding-school, also a bawdy-house.

The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue.

War"ren (?), n. [Of. waresne, warenne, garene, F. garenne, from OF. warer, garer, to beware, to take care; of Teutonic origin; cf. OHG. warn (in comp.), OS. warn to take care, to observe, akin to E. wary. . See Wary.]

1. EngLaw (a)

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.

Burrill. (b)

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 warren and in waste. Piers Plowman.

⇒ 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.


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