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tenant farmer

a person who farms the land of another and pays rent with cash or with a portion of the produce.
Origin of tenant farmer
First recorded in 1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • On the agent's desk there happened to be a letter from a friend who wanted a tenant farmer.

    Broken Homes Joanna C. Colcord
  • Edwards had been a tenant farmer where his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather had lived before him.

  • Even this child could see the impropriety of a tenant farmer having a son named Gerald.

    A Fortnight of Folly Maurice Thompson
  • Lack of resources caused the loss of the land, and the peasant proprietor found himself a tenant farmer.

    Government in Republican China Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger
  • The energies of the church should be devoted to the tenant farmer.

  • Here is a tenant farmer whose political principles prompt him to vote in opposition to his landlord.

    The Data of Ethics Herbert Spencer
  • There has also been a very marked tendency to enlarge the rights and the authority of the tenant farmer.

  • No tenant farmer can vote against his landlord in obedience to his conscience without the risk of ruining his family.

  • The estrangement that has been promoted between the labourer and the tenant farmer effectually shuts the latter out.

    Hodge and His Masters Richard Jefferies
  • Any tenant farmer in England can have his land drained by the Government by paying six per cent.

British Dictionary definitions for tenant farmer

tenant farmer

a person who farms land rented from another, the rent usually taking the form of part of the crops grown or livestock reared
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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