Definition of virgate in English:
A varying measure of land, typically 30 acres.
- It was his own property, served by a poor priest in return for glebe land of 2 virgates, twice as much as a ceorl.
- Now, allowing for variation in the size of acres, it may be that those two virgates were Pinnocks Field.
- These villages were then spelt Blachesleune and Atenestone and containing seven hides and one virgate of land.
mid 17th century: from Latin virgatus, from virga 'rod'.
Words that rhyme with virgateergot
Definition of virgate in:
- US English dictionary
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