Carucate
Carucate Car"u*cate, n. [LL. carucata, carrucata. See {Carucage}.] A plowland; as much land as one team can plow in a year and a day; -- by some said to be about 100 acres. --Burrill. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
, (As much land as a team can plough in the year.)


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  • Carucate — The carucate was a unit of assessment for tax used in most Danelaw counties of England, and is found for example in Domesday Book. The word derives from the Medieval Latin caruca , meaning plough.The carucate was based on the area a plough team… …   Wikipedia

  • carucate — carucated, adj. /kar oo kayt , yoo /, n. an old English unit of land area measurement, varying from 60 to 160 acres. [1375 1425; late ME < ML carrucata, equiv. to car(r)uc(a) plow, plow team (L: traveling carriage, with the sense wheeled plow in… …   Universalium

  • carucate — noun The area of land able to be ploughed in a day by a team of eight oxen …   Wiktionary

  • Carucate — Land which could be ploughed in one year with eight oxen. The OldEngl. term was plogland. [< Lat. carucata < caruca = a plough] Cf. Carucage …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • carucate — n. Plough land, hide land. [As much land as a team can plough in the year.] …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Carucate — 1) A measurement of land, equal to a hide (used in Danelaw) 2) Danish equivalent of a hide. The land ploughed by eight oxen; actual area varied locally and like the hide could be reassessed. (Wood, Michael. Domesday: A Search for the Roots of… …   Medieval glossary

  • carucate —    another name for the hide, an old English unit of land area. The name comes from a Latin word meaning plowland …   Dictionary of units of measurement

  • carucate — noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin carrucata, from carruca plow : any of various old English units of land area that in the counties of Suffolk, Norfolk, York, Lincoln, Derby …   Useful english dictionary

  • carucata, carucate — /kaerakeyta/kserakeyt/ In old English law, a certain quantity of land used as the basis for taxation. A cartload. As much land as may be tilled by a single plow in a year and a day. A plow land of one hundred acres …   Black's law dictionary

  • carucata, carucate — /kaerakeyta/kserakeyt/ In old English law, a certain quantity of land used as the basis for taxation. A cartload. As much land as may be tilled by a single plow in a year and a day. A plow land of one hundred acres …   Black's law dictionary

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