- an old English unit of land-area measurement, varying from 60 to 160 acres.
Origin of carucate
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Examples from the Web for carucate
I have throughout assumed that 120 acres make the hide or carucate.
And he took from every carucate throughout the whole kingdom 20s.The Great Pestilence (A.D. 1348-9)
Francis Aidan Gasquet
A carucate is the extent cultivated by one plough in one year and a day (120 acres).Records of Woodhall Spa and Neighbourhood
J. Conway Walter
A Welshman in this manor had half a carucate, and rendered i. sextar of honey.The English Village Community
Rather we regard the matter thus:—The geld is a land-tax, a tax of so much per hide or carucate.