What does the word pasturage mean?

Usage examples for pasturage

  1. But now the fort was deserted; the doors and windows had been broken in, most of the wood had been torn out and carried off, and the fields about had been used as pasturage by the gold seekers. – Gold Seekers of '49 by Edwin L. Sabin
  2. I had thought upon the history of this immense tract of country- upon all the floods of legislation and theorizings to which its immemorial customs of pasturage have given birth. – Old Calabria by Norman Douglas