blackacre

[ blak-ey-ker ]
/ ˈblækˌeɪ kər /
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noun (often initial capital letter)

an arbitrary name for a piece of land used for purposes of supposition in legal argument or the like (often distinguished from whiteacre).

Nearby words

  1. black-marketeer,
  2. black-on-black,
  3. black-tailed deer,
  4. black-tie,
  5. black-water fever,
  6. blackamoor,
  7. blackback flounder,
  8. blackball,
  9. blackbead,
  10. blackbeard

Origin of blackacre

First recorded in 1620–30; black + acre

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for blackacre

  • 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
  • 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