Definition of bookland in English:


Line breaks: book|land
Pronunciation: /ˈbʊkland/

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[mass noun] British historical
  • An area of common land granted by charter to a private owner before the Norman conquest.


Old English, from bóc 'charter' + land. The term was applied eventually to all land that was not folcland, i.e. land subject to traditional communal obligations.

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