writ of admeasurement

A common law remedy which lay against persons who usurped more than their share, in the two following cases: admeasurement of dower, and admeasurement of pasture

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • admeasurement — /aedmezharmant/ Ascertainment by measure; measuring out; assignment or apportionment by measure, that is, by fixed quantity or value, by certain limits, or in definite and fixed proportions admeasurement of dower admeasurement of pasture… …   Black's law dictionary

  • admeasurement, writ of — A common law remedy which lay against persons who usurped more than their share, in the two following cases: admeasurement of dower, and admeasurement of pasture …   Black's law dictionary

  • admeasurement of pasture — In English law, a writ which lay between those that had common of pasture appendant, or by vicinage, in cases where any one or more of them surcharged the common with more cattle than they ought. This remedy has long been abolished in England and …   Black's law dictionary

  • admeasurement of dower — Setting off to a widow the land to which she is entitled by right of dower. 25 Am J2d Dow § 156. A writ which lay against a widow to whom the heir, while under age, or his guardian, had assigned as dower more than that to which she was entitled.… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • admeasurement of pasture — A writ for the proper division of rights of common …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Admeasure — Ad*meas ure (?; 135), v. t. [Cf. OF. amesurer, LL. admensurare. See {Measure}.] 1. To measure. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) To determine the proper share of, or the proper apportionment; as, to admeasure dower; to admeasure common of pasture.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unmeasured right of common — A commoner s right of common before it was admeasured or apportioned under a writ of admeasurement of pasture. The uncertainty of this right caused it to be called erroneously a common without stuff or sans nombre. See 3 Bl Comm 239 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • de admensuratione — /diy aedmenshareyshiyowniy/ Of admeasurement. Thus, de admensuratione dotis was a writ for the admeasurement of dower, and de admensuratione pastures was a writ for the admeasurement of pasture …   Black's law dictionary

  • de admensuratione — |dāädˌmen(t)səˌräd.ēˈōˌnā, nē adjective Etymology: Medieval Latin, of admeasurement : commanding admeasurement of dower used of a writ …   Useful english dictionary

  • de admensuratione dotis — A writ for the admeasurement of dower, which lay where more land had been assigned to a widow as dower than she ought legally to have. This might occur where a minor heir or his guardian had made the excessive assignment. See 2 Bl Comm 136 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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