a) To divide (a region, such as a shire or hundred) into hides.

In general, the newly-won districts were reckoned in carucates, while the older English territory was hidated.

b) To assess the geld of (a place, such as a manor or borough) in terms of hides.

the well-known habit of beneficially hidating land, that is of arbitrarily estimating the number of hides on which it should pay Danegeld without regard for the number of hides there.

See Also: hide, hidation

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  • hidation — noun /hɪˈdeɪʃən/lang=en Division (of a larger territory, such as a shire or hundred) into hides See Also: hidate …   Wiktionary

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