Definitions

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  • n. Annual crops produced by cultivation. Emblements are treated as personal property.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The growing crop, or profits of a crop which has been sown or planted; -- used especially in the plural. The produce of grass, trees, and the like, is not emblement.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. plural In law, those annual agricultural products which demand culture, as distinguished from those which grow spontaneously; crops which require annual planting, or, like hops, annual training and culture.
  • n. The right to such crops.

Etymologies

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1485, from Old French emblayement, emblaiment ("harvest, crop"), from emblaer, emblaier, emblader (French emblaver, "to sow with grain"), from Medieval Latin imblādāre ("to sow with grain"), from im- + blādum (French blé, "grain"), from Frankish *blād (“produce”), from Proto-Germanic *blēdaz, *blēdō (“flower, leaf”), from Proto-Indo-European *bhlēdh-, *bhlō(w)-, *bhol- (“to flower; leaf”). Cognate with Old High German blāt ("flower, blossom, prosperity"), Middle Dutch blaad ("leaf"), Old English blǣd ("shoot, flower, fruit, harvest, wealth"). More at bloom.

Examples

  • Count Eudo reckoned himself stout enough, and reckoned Eustace was so; but the beauty of Jehane, that stately maid who might uphold a cornice, that still wonder of ivory and gold, was an emblement which he, the tenant, meant to profit by; and so for an hour (two years by the clock) he saw his profit fair.

    The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay

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