quitrent

quitrent

[kwit-rent]
noun
rent paid by a freeholder or copyholder in lieu of services that might otherwise have been required.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English; see quit1, rent1

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quitrent (ˈkwɪtˌrɛnt)
 
n
(formerly) a rent payable by a freeholder or copyholder to his lord that released him from liability to perform services

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