One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The action of ascertaining and apportioning just shares in something.
- ‘The developers were quick to point out that public access to the beach would not be blocked, because while their certificate of admeasurements shows a large part of the beach as their property, consideration was given to facilitate access during construction.’
- ‘Such water commissioner or commissioners and the owners and users of such stored and supplemental waters shall be bound by the provisions of this chapter provided, that the admeasurements and distribution of such stored and supplemental waters shall in no way interfere with decreed water rights.’
- ‘The certificates of admeasurement include the date of the precept from the surveyor general ordering the survey.’
- ‘It provides the only surviving record of some transactions, and it contains proprietary land grants, certificates of admeasurements, wills, leases, releases, and other documents.’
Early 16th century: from Old French amesurement, from the verb amesurer, from medieval Latin admensurare, based on Latin metiri ‘to measure’.
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