from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Measurement of land.
- n. A denomination of square measure used in the mensuration of land.
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It is also the common land-measure of Egypt and Syria reduced from acre 1.1 to less than one acre.
 An ancient land-measure, varying in different localities; the average
a half 'iugerum' are rare, the Italian land-measure certainly affected the civilization of the provincial towns.