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ACRE RIGHT

acre right.Hist.  In  New  England,  a  citizen’s  share  in  the  common  lands. • The value  of  the

acre right  varied  among  towns but was  fixed  in  each  town.  A  10-acre lot in  a  certain  town  was

equivalent  to  113  acres  of  upland  and  12  acres  of  meadow,  and  an  exact  proportion  was

maintained between the acre right and salable land. [Cases: Common Lands    10. C.J.S. Common

Lands §§ 12–13.] [Blacks Law 8th]