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 and a half yards, a perch. See 1 Bl Comm 275.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • 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

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