[ blak-ey-ker ]

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

Words Nearby blackacre Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use blackacre in a sentence

  • 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