compositio ulnarum et perticarum

/kompazish(iy)ow alneram at partakeram/
The statute of ells and perches. The title of an English statute establishing a standard of measures. 1 Bl.Comm. 275

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • compositio ulnarum et perticarum — The regulation of yards and perches, an ancient English statute establishing a standard of linear measure. It provided that an inch should be the length of three grains of a barley, a foot should equal twelve inches, a yard, three feet, and five… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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