an old English unit of land area equal to 1/8 hide.
   This was roughly 15 acres or 6 hectares.
   The word comes from the Latin bovis, an ox, indicating that the bovate was an area that could be farmed with the help of one ox.

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  • Bovate — Bo vate, n. [LL. bovata, fr. bos, bovis, ox.] (O. Eng. Law.) An oxgang, or as much land as an ox can plow in a year; an ancient measure of land, of indefinite quantity, but usually estimated at fifteen acres. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bovate — /boh vayt/, n. an old English unit of land area measurement equivalent to one eighth of a carucate. [1680 90; < ML bovata, equiv. to L bov (s. of bos) cow + ata ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • bovate — noun an oxgang …   Wiktionary

  • bovate — bo·vate …   English syllables

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