rundale

noun

(formerly) the name given, esp in Ireland and earlier in Scotland, to the system of land tenure in which each land-holder had several strips of land that were not contiguousAlso called (in Scotland): runrig

Nearby words

  1. runcible spoon,
  2. runcie,
  3. runcie, robert alexander kennedy,
  4. runcinate,
  5. runcorn,
  6. rundi,
  7. rundle,
  8. rundlet,
  9. rundown,
  10. rundstedt

Word Origin for rundale

C16 ryndale, from run (vb) + dale, a northern variant of dole 1, in the sense ``a portion''

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