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Admeasurement

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Adme'asurement. n.s. [See Measure.] The adjustment of proportions; the act or practice of measuring according to rule.

Admeasurement is a writ, which lieth for the bringing of those to a mediocrity, that usurp more than their part. It lieth in two cases: one is termed admeasurement of dower, where the widow of the deceased holdeth from the heir, or his guardian, more in the name of her dower, than belongeth to her. The other is admeasuremcnt of pasture, which lieth between those that have common of pasture appendant to their freehold, or common by vicinage, in case any one of them, or more, do surcharge the common with more cattle than they ought. Cowell.

In some counties they are not much more acquainted with admeasurement by acre; and thereby the writs of those counties contain twice or thrice so many acres more than the land hath. Bacon's Hist. Off. Alienat.

Sources: Bacon, Francis (396) · Cowell, John (42)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269)

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