- Irish farming land let for a season or for eleven months
C19: from corn 1 + acre
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The neighboring gentry are bent, as conacre has ceased to pay, on supplanting the population by cattle.
The pig paid the rent, and made manure which was put out on the ground of some neighbouring farmer, hired as 'conacre.'The Land-War In Ireland (1870)
By letting this conacre land in little patches, a high rent is secured, which the tenants have no option but to promise to pay.
A thousand excuses will be made for taking partners, for subletting on the "conacre" and other systems.