husbandland

noun
hus·​band·​land | \ ˈhəzbən(d)lənd \

Definition of husbandland

1a : the holding of a manorial tenant
b : a quantity of arable land equal to two bovates : virgate
2 : the land occupied and tilled by the tenants of a manor as distinguished from the demesne lands

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History and Etymology for husbandland

Middle English husbondeland, from housbonde, husbonde + land

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“Husbandland.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/husbandland. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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