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ACRE, measures. A quantity of land containing in length forty perches, and four in breadth, or one hundred and sixty square perches, of whatever shape may be the land. Serg. Land Laws of Penn., 185. See Cro. Eliz. 476, 665; 6 Co. 67; Poph. 55; Co. Litt. 5, b, and note 22.

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There was no change in the name as long as the Ottoman Empire ruled the area and the name continues to be pronounced as 'Akka by the Arab inhabitants of the site and 'Akko in the Hebrew spelling.
Often though, the name used in the western world, such as in the UNESCO declaration of 'Akko as a World Heritage site and in maps, still appears as Acre, a vestige of the Crusaders' sojourn.