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admeasure

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v admeasure determine the quantity of someone's share
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Admeasure (Law) Formerly, the adjustment of proportion, or ascertainment of shares, as of dower or pasture held in common. This was by writ of admeasurement, directed to the sheriff.
    • Admeasure The measure of a thing; dimensions; size.
    • Admeasure (Law) To determine the proper share of, or the proper apportionment; as, to admeasure dower; to admeasure common of pasture.
    • Admeasure To measure.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • admeasure To ascertain the dimensions, size, or capacity of; measure.
    • admeasure In law, to survey and lay off a due portion to, as of dower in real estate or of pasture held in common. This was formerly done by writ of admeasurement, directed to the sheriff.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Admeasure ad-mezh′ūr to measure: to apportion
    • pr.p Admeasure admeas′ūring; pa.p. admeas′ūred
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. OF. amesurer, LL. admensurare,. See Measure

Usage

In literature:

This bear, upon admeasurement, proved to be full fifteen feet in his greatest length.
"The Works of Edgar Allan Poe Volume 3 (of 5) of the Raven Edition" by Edgar Allan Poe
These admeasurements I now propose to set before you.
"Moby Dick; or The Whale" by Herman Melville
I determined, therefore, to suspend my belief till I could take the admeasurement of each vessel.
"The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the" by Thomas Clarkson
POPULAR PHRENOLOGY; Exhibiting the Phrenological Admeasurements of above Fifty Distinguished and Extraordinary Personages of Both Sexes.
"Aims and Aids for Girls and Young Women" by George Sumner Weaver
Also, the admeasurement of a ship, and thence to ascertain her cubical contents converted into tons.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
The fissure, just at the bridge, is, by some admeasurements, 270 feet deep, by others only 205.
"Southern Literature From 1579-1895" by Louise Manly
We are thus particular in her admeasurement, because it materially influenced the decision on her complaint.
"Mornings at Bow Street" by John Wight
A special difficulty attended it as to admeasurement: the customary treatment of other holdings could not in this case serve as a standard.
"Villainage in England" by Paul Vinogradoff
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