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  1. an old English unit of land area measurement equivalent to one-eighth of a carucate.
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Origin of bovate

1680–90; < Medieval Latin bovāta, equivalent to Latin bov- (stem of bōs) cow + -āta -ate1
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Historical Examples of bovate

  • In one place73Selkirkthere were 15 husband-lands, each containing a bovate.

    The English Village Community

    Frederic Seebohm

  • The eight oxen, as Mr Seebohm has shown, are the key to the whole system of the carucate and the bovate.