librate

noun
li·​brate | \ ˈlīˌbrāt, -brə̇t\
plural -s

Definition of librate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: land having a value of a pound a year

librate

verb
li·​brate | \ -ˌbrāt\
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of librate (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

1 : to vibrate as a balance does before resting in equilibrium
2 : to stay poised

transitive verb

archaic : to cause to librate : balance, weigh

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History and Etymology for librate

Noun

Medieval Latin librata, from Medieval Latin libra English pound (from Latin, balance, libra) + Latin -ata (feminine of -atus -ate)

Verb

Latin libratus, past participle of librare, from libra balance

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