ordonnantie, noun

Forms:
Also ordonnancie.
Origin:
South African Dutch
obs., Law
1. The lease on a loan farm (see loan).
1811 J.A. Truter in G.M. Theal Rec. of Cape Col. (1901) VIII. 94All the Ordonnancies (Leases) upon which loan places have been granted.
1811 J.A. Truter in G.M. Theal Rec. of Cape Col. (1901) VIII. 97The very nature of loan right, added to the letter of the ordonnantie (lease) upon which he obtains the possession.
2. The central point of a loan farm, at which the homestead was generally situated, and from which the extent of the farm was calculated; the area immediately around this point.
1884 [see legplek].
1927 C.G. Botha Social Life in Cape Col. 79The extent of his farm was measured by choosing a central spot called the ‘ordonnantie,’ generally a spring of water close by to which he intended to build his house, and riding from here on horseback at a walk a half hour’s distance in all directions. This gave an area of approximately three thousand morgen.
The lease on a loan farmloan.
The central point of a loan farm, at which the homestead was generally situated, and from which the extent of the farm was calculated; the area immediately around this point.

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