- an old English unit of land area measurement equivalent to one-eighth of a carucate.
Origin of bovate
1680–90; < Medieval Latin bovāta, equivalent to Latin bov- (stem of bōs) cow + -āta -ate1
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Examples from the Web for bovate
In one place73Selkirkthere were 15 husband-lands, each containing a bovate.The English Village Community
The eight oxen, as Mr Seebohm has shown, are the key to the whole system of the carucate and the bovate.