mynpacht

noun

myn·​pacht
ˈmīnˌpäḵt
plural -s
1
southern Africa : a mining concession
especially : one by the government to the owner of the surface concerned
2
southern Africa : a landowner's mining location covering one tenth of the surface leased to the government

Word History

Etymology

Afrikaans, from myn mine + pacht lease

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

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