Will they rack-rent their tenants in such a manner as to deprive them of the means of improving the estate?
He and his successors contracted to pay a full or rack-rent of xijd.
Another common term is found in the word Head-rent, of which Gladstonians know no more than of rack-rent.
Those who carry snuff-boxes are only his tenants; and hold them merely by virtue of a rack-rent, under him.
Thus, how miserable is the condition of the peasants in Russia, of the Irish "rack-rent" tenants!
There is the same system of rack-rent in the one as in the other, and the same uncertainty in the rate of the Government demand.