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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Of the forage crops, the total area of alfalfa cultivation amounted to 23,765 acres, with a total production of 378,510 tonnes while the total area of Rhodes grass cultivation reached 86,403 acres, with a production of 1,176,810 tonnes.
He said special campaign for removal of encroachment had been launched in the divisions resulting 51.40 acres of railways land retrieved during the last three months.
New Delhi [India], July 15 (ANI): A total of 9,622.807 acres of defence land has been reported to be under encroachment across the country, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Monday.
Bob Lewandowski Park, on South Prairie Street along Diamond Lake, Mundelein: 3 acres. Fishing, parking area, picnic area, playground, shelter (available for rent).
Giving details of the railways land in Punjab, he said 95.56 acres land were under unauthorized use of Revenue Department of Attock City, 9.99 acres by Board of Revenue Mianwali, 3.81 acres by Education Department Punjab for Construction of School Mianwali, 3.69 acres by Attock Tehsil Municipal Office and 0.5 acres by Highway Punjab Mianwali.
Of the 24 acre-plot, five acres are in use of the Sindh Rangers, while 19 acres have been allocated for a judicial complex.
In tehsil Tandlianwala, wheat over 6,985 acres of land, in tehsil Samundri 6,492 acres, in Jaranwala 9,415 acres, in Faisalabad 8,065 acres and in tehsil Chak Jhumra 2,830 acres were affected.
For instance, Proclamation 14 of 1933 allocated four acres to Saint Francis Church, documents in the Star's possession show.
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The chief minister was also informed that the plots measuring 153 acres were converted into commercial plots illegally.
CDA documents available with Dawn showed that the QAU currently posses 1,557 acres which is 112 acres more than mentioned in its allotment letter.