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Bovate

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bovate (O. Eng. Law) An oxgang, or as much land as an ox can plow in a year; an ancient measure of land, of indefinite quantity, but usually estimated at fifteen acres.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bovate An allotment of land in early English village communities, the holder of which was bound to furnish one ox to the plow-team; an oxgang.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. bovata, fr. bos, bovis, ox