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blackacre

[blak-ey-ker]
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noun (often initial capital letter)
  1. an arbitrary name for a piece of land used for purposes of supposition in legal argument or the like (often distinguished from whiteacre).

Origin of blackacre

First recorded in 1620–30; black + acre
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Examples from the Web for blackacre

Historical Examples

  • Suppose I am to buy Blackacre, and employ attorney Blackstone to search the title.

    Commercial Law

    Samuel Williston, Richard D. Currier, and Richard W. Hill

  • I am sorry you cannot get your money; continue to tell us all your perplexities, and do not mind being called Widow Blackacre.

    Mary Lamb

    Anne Burrows Gilchrist