noun (plural erfs or erven /ˈəːv(ə)n/)South African
A plot of land.
- Plots and erven are in demand and the budget for the fiscal year of 2002/2003 provides that more than 300 residential plots be planned and proclaimed in the town.
- In Namibia reckless individuals occupy erven in residential areas in cities, towns and villages to conduct their unwanted business.
- This is one of three erven in that area that are considered suitable for township development, and therefore very valuable.
Dutch, originally in the sense 'inheritance'.
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