[ boh-veyt ]
/ ˈboʊ veɪt /
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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for bovate
The eight oxen, as Mr Seebohm has shown, are the key to the whole system of the carucate and the bovate.
In one place73Selkirkthere were 15 husband-lands, each containing a bovate.The English Village Community|Frederic Seebohm