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conacre

noun
  1. Irish farming land let for a season or for eleven months
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Word Origin

C19: from corn 1 + acre
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Historical Examples

  • The neighboring gentry are bent, as conacre has ceased to pay, on supplanting the population by cattle.

    The Catholic World; Volume I, Issues 1-6

    E. Rameur

  • The pig paid the rent, and made manure which was put out on the ground of some neighbouring farmer, hired as 'conacre.'

  • By letting this conacre land in little patches, a high rent is secured, which the tenants have no option but to promise to pay.

    Disturbed Ireland

    Bernard H. Becker

  • A thousand excuses will be made for taking partners, for subletting on the "conacre" and other systems.

    Disturbed Ireland

    Bernard H. Becker