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Definition of "yardland" []

  • An archaic medieval unit of land, between 15 and 40 acres depending upon the locality, a virgate (noun)
  • A peasant who holds this land (noun)
  • A measure of area of land in Medieval England, from 15 to 40 acres but varying in size depending on the region. (noun)

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Use "yardland" in a sentence
  • "And now all he, Cadwaladr, had to do was go to the meeting, behave himself seemly before other eyes, as he knew well how to do with grace, and in private surrender not one whit of his demands, and he would regain all, every yardland that had been taken from him, every man of his former following."
  • "The tiny hamlet of Preston was barely a mile out of his way, but if this Aldhelm worked with the sheep at Upton, at this hour he might be there, and not in his own cot on his own half-yardland of earth."
  • ""He has a half yardland by Preston, and works with the sheep at the manor of Upton.""
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