métayer

métayer

[met-uh-yey, mey-tuh-]
noun
a person who works the land using tools, seed, etc., furnished by the landlord and who receives a share of the harvest in compensation.

Origin:
1770–80; < French < Medieval Latin medietārius, equivalent to mediet(ās) (see moiety) + -ārius -ary

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