In Northern France as late as the early 20th century, a unit of land area, originally a seed measure of land, the amount of land that could be sown with a boune or bounie of seed (about 8 bushels). It varies with locality between about 8000 and 13,700 square meters.
It corresponds to the Dutch and Flemish bunder.
According to Doursther, the spelling “bonier” was preferred in France; the spelling “bonnier” was preferred in French-speaking Belgium.
Observations historiques sur une mesure agraire: le bonnier.
Mélanges d'Histoire du Moyen-Age dédiés à la mémoire de Louis Halphen.
Paris: Presses universitaires de France, 1951.
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