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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To divide and distribute proportionally; apportion.

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  • v. To apportion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To measure.
  • transitive v. To determine the proper share of, or the proper apportionment
  • transitive v. The measure of a thing; dimensions; size.
  • transitive v. 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.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. determine the quantity of someone's share

Etymologies

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)

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