Share this entry

Share this page

admeasurement

Line breaks: ad¦meas¦ure|ment
Pronunciation: /ədˈmɛʒəm(ə)nt
 
/

Definition of admeasurement in English:

noun

[mass noun] archaic
The action of ascertaining and apportioning just shares in something.
Example sentences
  • The certificates of admeasurement include the date of the precept from the surveyor general ordering the survey.
  • It provides the only surviving record of some transactions, and it contains proprietary land grants, certificates of admeasurements, wills, leases, releases, and other documents.
  • The developers were quick to point out that public access to the beach would not be blocked, because while their certificate of admeasurements shows a large part of the beach as their property, consideration was given to facilitate access during construction.

Origin

early 16th century: from Old French amesurement, from the verb amesurer, from medieval Latin admensurare, based on Latin metiri 'to measure'.

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day emulous
Pronunciation: ˈɛmjʊləs
adjective
seeking to emulate someone or something