American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To divide and distribute proportionally; apportion.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To ascertain the dimensions, size, or capacity of; measure.
- In law, to survey and lay off a due portion to, as of dower in real estate or of pasture held in common. This was formerly done by writ of admeasurement, directed to the sheriff.
- v. transitive To apportion.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To measure.
- v. (Law) To determine the proper share of, or the proper apportionment
- v. The measure of a thing; dimensions; size.
- v. (Law) Formerly, the adjustment of proportion, or ascertainment of shares, as of dower or pasture held in common. This was by writ of
admeasurement, directed to the sheriff.
- v. determine the quantity of someone's share
- Middle English amesuren, from Old French amesurer : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad-) + mesurer, to measure (from Late Latin mēnsūrāre, to measure, from Latin mēnsūra, measure; see measure). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The entry in the Argyll and Bute volume of Buildings of Scotland ends with the words, “… the extent to which architecture and landscape together admeasure the sublime.””
“In order to be able to admeasure this sufficiently, prehistoric studies are advisable, nay, necessary.”
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