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métayage

[met-uh-yahzh, mey-tuh-] /ˌmɛt əˈyɑʒ, ˌmeɪ tə-/
noun
1.
the system of agriculture based on the use of métayers.
Origin of métayage
1875-1880
1875-80; < French; see métayer, -age
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  • Some have adopted the metayage system; others get the field-work done by the peasants at so much per acre.

    Russia Donald Mackenzie Wallace

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