Bovate Bo"vate, n. [LL. bovata, fr. bos, bovis, ox.] (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. [1913 Webster]

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  • bovate —    an old English unit of land area equal to 1/8 hide.    This was roughly 15 acres or 6 hectares.    The word comes from the Latin bovis, an ox, indicating that the bovate was an area that could be farmed with the help of one ox …   Dictionary of units of measurement

  • bovate — /boh vayt/, n. an old English unit of land area measurement equivalent to one eighth of a carucate. [1680 90; < ML bovata, equiv. to L bov (s. of bos) cow + ata ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • bovate — noun an oxgang …   Wiktionary

  • bovate — bo·vate …   English syllables

  • bovate — n. hist. a measure of land, as much as one ox could plough in a year, varying from 10 to 18 acres. Etymology: med.L bovata f. L bos bovis ox …   Useful english dictionary

  • Oxgang — Farm derived units of measurement: The rod is a historical unit of length equal to 5½ yards. It may have originated from the typical length of a mediaeval ox goad. The furlong (meaning furrow length) was the distance a team of oxen could plough… …   Wikipedia

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