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- n. A measure of area of land in Medieval England, from 15 to 40 acres but varying in size depending on the region.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A measure of land of uncertain quantity, varying from fifteen to forty acres; a virgate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The area of land held by a tenant in villeinage in early English manors, consisting usually of an aggregate of some 30 strips in the open fields with a messuage in the village. In some counties it was 15 acres; in others 20 or 24, and even 40 acres. See holding, 3 . Also yard of land.
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