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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
late Middle English word dating back to 1425-75; See origin at quit1, rent1
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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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Word Origin and History for quit-rent
n.

early 15c., "rent paid by a tenant in exchange for being discharged from required service;" also, "nominal rent as acknowledgment of tenure," from quit (adj.) + rent (n.).

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