by the acre

See sale by the acre.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • sale by the acre — The sale of a specific area of land. 55 Am J1st V & P § 127. A contract of sale by the acre is one wherein a specified quantity is material. Under such a contract the purchaser does not take the risk of any deficiency and the vendor does not take …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • ACRE — (Heb. עַכּוֹ, Acco, Akko; Ar. ﻋَﻜﺎَّ ʿAkkā; Ptolemais; St. Jean d Acre) coastal city in northern Israel situated on a promontory at the northern end of the Bay of Haifa, 14 mi. (23 km.) north of Haifa, in the Acre Coastal Plain. Ancient Acre… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Acre — The acre is a unit of area in a number of different systems, including the imperial and U.S. customary systems. The most commonly used acres today are the international acre and, in the United States, the survey acre. One international acre is… …   Wikipedia

  • Acre Prison break — The Acre Prison break ( he. הפריצה לכלא עכו) was an operation executed by the Irgun on 4 May 1947 in the British Mandate of Palestine, in which its men broke into the Acre prison wall and a liberated several of their incarcerated… …   Wikipedia

  • Acre — A cre, n. [OE. aker, AS. [ae]cer; akin to OS. accar, OHG. achar, Ger. acker, Icel. akr, Sw. [*a]ker, Dan. ager, Goth. akrs, L. ager, Gr. ?, Skr. ajra. [root]2, 206.] 1. Any field of arable or pasture land. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. A piece of land …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Acre class destroyer — The Acre class destroyers were a class of six destroyers built during World War II for the Brazilian Navy. None was completed before the end of the war.The ships were built in Brazil to a British design (but with some U.S. equipment) to replace… …   Wikipedia

  • (the) imperial system — the imperial system [the imperial system] the traditional system of weights and measures in Britain which is gradually being replaced by the ↑metric system. Customary measure used in the US is similar to the imperial system with a few slight… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Acre, Israel — Akko redirects here. For other uses, see Akko (disambiguation). Acre Hebrew transcription(s)  – Hebrew עַכּוֹ …   Wikipedia

  • Acre (state) — For other meanings of the word Acre, see also: Acre (disambiguation) Infobox Brazilian State name = State of Acre motto = anthem = capital = Rio Branco latd= |latm= |latNS= |longd= |longm= |longEW= largest city = Rio Branco demonym = Acreano… …   Wikipedia

  • acre —    1. (used as a unit of length)    various historical references mention acre as a unit of length, but there has never been any official definition of such a unit. In older works, especially in Britain, an acre of length is a furlong and an acre …   Dictionary of units of measurement

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