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Definition of "conacre" []

  • An agricultural system of letting land in small patches or strips, usually for tillage. (noun)
  • A strip of land that is let under this system. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "conacre" in a sentence
  • "A thousand excuses will be made for taking partners, for subletting on the "conacre" and other systems."
  • "It requires no prophet's eye to discern that the instant the tenant's son got married he would bring his wife home to his father's roof, and that if the energies of the united family did not suffice to cultivate the whole of the forty acres, part would be let at "conacre," that is, for the period of one harvest, to a man with or without a holding of his own."
  • "They had been let out under the conacre system, at so much a rood, for the potato season, at rents amounting sometimes to ten or twelve pounds the acre; but nobody would take them now."