[ kar-oo-keyt, -yoo- ]


  1. an old English unit of land-area measurement, varying from 60 to 160 acres.

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Other Words From

  • caru·cated adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of carucate1

1375–1425; late Middle English < Medieval Latin carrūcāta, equivalent to car ( r ) ūc ( a ) plow, plow team ( Latin: traveling carriage, with the sense “wheeled plow” in Gaul (> French charru plow); akin to Latin carrus four-wheeled Gaulish wagon; car 1 ) + -āta -ate 1

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Example Sentences

A Welshman in this manor had half a carucate, and rendered i. sextar of honey.

Rather we regard the matter thus:—The geld is a land-tax, a tax of so much per hide or carucate.

In the financial system, as we have said, the carucate plays for some counties the part that is played for others by the hide.

Of the five hide unit I already knew a good deal; of the six carucate unit I knew nothing.

If every inch of the vill is ploughed, the carucate can only have 75 acres, and each team tills but 60.


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