A measure of area of land in Medieval England, from 15 to 40 acres but varying in size depending on the region.

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  • Yardland — Yard land , n. (O. Eng. Law) A measure of land of uncertain quantity, varying from fifteen to forty acres; a virgate. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • yardland — yardland, or virgata terrae /vargeyta tehriy/ A quantity of land, said by some to be twenty acres, but by Coke to be of uncertain extent …   Black's law dictionary

  • yardland — [yärd′land΄] n. VIRGATE1 …   English World dictionary

  • yardland — /yahrd land /, n. virgate2. [1400 50; late ME yerdlonde. See YARD1, LAND] * * * …   Universalium

  • Yardland — [yard of land] Orig. a 7c tenement which was created by taking one *rood (one quarter of an *acre) from every acre in a *hide. Later, it determined the relationship between lord and tenant in which the tenant is a freeman working a quarter hide… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • yardland — unit of land area equal to 30 acres Units of Measurement …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • yardland —    see yard of land …   Dictionary of units of measurement

  • yardland — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: Middle English yerdlond, from yerde yard (measure) + lond land : virgate …   Useful english dictionary

  • yard of land —    , yardland    one of several traditional units of area in old England; a yard of land sometimes meant a virgate (roughly 30 acres) and sometimes a rood (1/4 acre) …   Dictionary of units of measurement

  • Angloamerikanischen Maßsysteme — Die folgenden angloamerikanischen Maßsysteme haben alle ihren Ursprung in älteren englischen Systemen und wurden vor der Einführung des metrischen Systems auch in anderen Commonwealth Staaten verwendet (Imperiales System von 1824). Im 19. und 20 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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