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blackacre

[blak-ey-ker] /ˈblækˌeɪ kər/
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
1620-1630
First recorded in 1620-30; black + acre
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  • 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

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