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quitrent

[kwit-rent] /ˈkwɪtˌrɛnt/
noun
1.
rent paid by a freeholder or copyholder in lieu of services that might otherwise have been required.
Origin of quitrent
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English; see quit1, rent1
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  • I am exceedingly anxious to learn the fate of the quitrent bill.

  • On other estates the serfs' compulsory labor was commuted for a quitrent.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • The amount of the quitrent in the Northern Neck was the same as elsewhere in Virginia—two shillings annually for 100 acres.

    Mother Earth W. Stitt Robinson, Jr.
British Dictionary definitions for quitrent

quitrent

/ˈkwɪtˌrɛnt/
noun
1.
(formerly) a rent payable by a freeholder or copyholder to his lord that released him from liability to perform services
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