conacre

/ (kʌˈneːkər) /

noun

Irish farming land let for a season or for eleven months

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Word Origin for conacre

C19: from corn 1 + acre

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Example sentences from the Web for conacre

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

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

    Disturbed Ireland|Bernard H. Becker
  • 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