Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    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. In practice. A remedy which lay for the heir on reaching his maj'ority to rectify an assignment of dower made during his minority, by which the dower-ess had received more than she was legally entitled to. 2 Bl. Comm. 136; Gilb. Uses, 379. In some of the states the statutory proceeding enabling a widow to compel the assignment of dower is called "admeasurement of dower."
    — Admeasurement of pasture. In English law. A writ which lies between those that have common of pasture appendant, or by vicinage, in cases where any one or more of them' surcharges the common with more cattle than they ought. Bract, fol. 229a; 1 Crabb, Real Prop, p. 318, § 358.
    —Admeasurement, writ of. It lay agninst persons who usurped more than their share, in the two following cases Admeasurement of dower, and admeasurement of pasture. Termes de 1a Ley.