A varying measure of land, typically 30 acres.
More example sentences
- 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'.
Definition of virgate in:
- The British & World English dictionary