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In the United Kingdommarker, a chase is a type of common land used for hunting to which there are no specifically designated officers and laws, but there are reserved hunting rights for one or more persons. Similarly, a Royal Chase is a type of Crown Estate by the same description, but where certain rights are reserved for a member of the British Royal Family. Chases and Royal Chases are beneath the status of forests and Royal Forests respectively.

A chase to which are attached particular officers and laws are properly called forests; The so-called deer forests in Scotlandmarker are properly speaking chases, whilst Cannock Chasemarker in Staffordshire is properly a Royal Forest. Examples of a chases in Englandmarker include the Wyre Forestmarker and Malvern Forest in Worcestershire and Pensnettmarker Chase near Dudleymarker.

According to A History of the County of Middlesex (1911), a chase was, "like a forest, uninclosed, and only defined by metes and bounds; but it could be held by a subject. Offences committed therein were, as a rule, punishable by the common law and not by forest jurisdiction."

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