carucate

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Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin carūcāta ‎(ploughland), from carūca ‎(chariot; coach; carruca). Compare French charrue ‎(plough).[1]

Noun[edit]

carucate ‎(plural carucates)

  1. (historical) The notional area of land able to be farmed in a year by a team of 8 oxen pulling a carruca plow, usually reckoned at 120 acres.

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  • (¼ carucate) See virgate
  • (⅛ carucate) See oxgang
  • (1/16 carucate) See nook
  • (1/32 carucate) See fardel
  • (various & for further divisions) See acre
  • (Scottish divisions): See ploughgate

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Oxford English Dictionary, 1st ed. "carucate | carrucate, n." Oxford University Press (Oxford), 1888.