emblements

plural noun

em·​ble·​ments ˈem-blə-mən(t)s How to pronounce emblements (audio)
: crops from annual cultivation legally belonging to the tenant

Word History

Etymology

Middle English emblayment, from Anglo-French emblaement, from emblaer to sow with grain, from en- + bleé grain, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English blæd fruit, growth, leaf — more at blade

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of emblements was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Emblements.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/emblements. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

Legal Definition

emblements

noun plural
em·​ble·​ments ˈem-blə-məns How to pronounce emblements (audio)
: crops from annual cultivation legally belonging to the tenant
Etymology

Anglo-French, from Middle French emblaement act of sowing grain, from emblaer to sow with grain, from en-, causative prefix + Old French blet, ble grain

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