- rent paid by a freeholder or copyholder in lieu of services that might otherwise have been required.
Origin of quitrent
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Examples from the Web for quitrent
On other estates the serfs' compulsory labor was commuted for a quitrent.War and Peace
I am exceedingly anxious to learn the fate of the quitrent bill.History of Prince Edward Island
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.
- (formerly) a rent payable by a freeholder or copyholder to his lord that released him from liability to perform services
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