Definition of markland in English:

markland

noun

Scottish
historical
  • 1A piece of land having an annual rental value of one mark. Hence also: a unit of land based on this value, used in land assessment.

  • 2Orkney and Shetland. An area of land having the capital value of one mark. Usually used as a unit of land assessment and subdivided into eight ures.

Origin

Mid 16th century. From mark + land. Compare post-classical Latin marcata terrae a mark's worth of land, and the Anglo-Norman equivalent marché de terre. Old English mearcland and Old Icelandic markland borderland, wasteland are unrelated.

Pronunciation

markland

/ˈmɑːkland/