carucate

noun

plural -s
: any of various old English units of land area that in the counties of Suffolk, Norfolk, York, Lincoln, Derby, Nottingham, and Leicester corresponded to the hide
especially : a unit equal to 120 acres

Word History

Etymology

Middle English, from Medieval Latin carrucata, from carruca plow

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“Carucate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carucate. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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