Definition of conacre in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkɒneɪkə/

Entry from British & World English dictionary


[mass noun]
(In Ireland) the letting by a tenant of small portions of land prepared for crops or grazing.
Example sentences
  • The trade's effort to set a price of 82.50 per tonne for green barley will force many cereal growers out of business as up to 40% of the land being farmed is conacre.
  • In addition, conacre or rented land that is no longer being farmed must be removed from the REPS plan.
  • A national survey of letting prices last week showed a big demand for grazing compared to tillage conacre.


Early 19th century: from corn1 + acre.

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