Conacre Con*a"cre, v. t. To underlet a portion of, for a single crop; -- said of a farm. [Ireland] [1913 Webster]

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  • Conacre — (a corruption of corn acre), in Ireland, is a system of letting land, formerly in small patches or strips, and usually for tillage (growth of corn or potatoes). During the 19th century, conacre land was normally let on an eleven month system… …   Wikipedia

  • Conacre — Con*a cre, n. A system of letting a portion of a farm for a single crop. [Ireland] Also used adjectively; as, the conacre system or principle. Mozley & W. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • conacre — an arrangement common in Ireland under which a farmer has the right to till land, sow crops on it and to harvest them. It usually lasts for eleven months but does not create the relationship of landlord and tenant. Collins dictionary of law. W. J …   Law dictionary

  • conacre — [ kɒneɪkə] noun (in Ireland) the letting by a tenant of small portions of land for crops or grazing. Origin C19: from corn1 + acre …   English new terms dictionary

  • conacre — con·acre …   English syllables

  • conacre — A kind of tenancy under which wages are in whole or in part applied to rental …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • conacre — n. Ir. the letting by a tenant of small portions of land prepared for crops or grazing. Etymology: corn(1) + acre …   Useful english dictionary

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