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tr.v. ad·meas·ured, ad·meas·ur·ing, ad·meas·ures
To divide and distribute proportionally; apportion.
[Middle English amesuren, from Old French amesurer : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad-) + mesurer, to measure (from Late Latin mēnsūrāre, to measure, from Latin mēnsūra, measure; see measure).]
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1. (Law) to measure out (land, etc) as a share; apportion
2. (Nautical Terms) (tr) to determine the dimensions, capacity, weight, and other details of (a vessel), as for an official registration, documentation, or yacht handicap rating
[C14: amesuren, from Old French amesurer, from mesurer to measure; the modern form derives from ad- + measure]
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v.t. -ured, -ur•ing.
to measure off or out; apportion.
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Past participle: admeasured
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