/ (ˈkɒtɪə) /
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another name for cotter 2 (def. 1)
(in Ireland) a peasant farming a smallholding under cottier tenure (the holding of not more than half an acre at a rent of not more than five pounds a year)
another name for cottager (def. 1)
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Word Origin for cottier
C14: from Old French cotier; see cote 1, coterie
Words nearby cottier
cotter, cotter pin, cotter slot, Cottian Alps, cottid, cottier, cotton, cottonade, cotton ball, cotton batting, Cotton Belt
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How to use cottier in a sentence
Cottier, one of these, was paid a retaining fee of ten thousand crowns, besides great sums in lands and money.Quentin Durward|Sir Walter Scott
Poor Maurice, whose heart could never stand the slightest wrong done the humblest cottier on his land, how will he bear up now?The Knight Of Gwynne, Vol. I (of II)|Charles James Lever
The greater number of them are, however, evidently the holdings of small cottier tenants.
Then follows a list of the little cottier tenants, and their holdings and services.
There were also holders of fardels or quarter-virgates, and half-fardels, or one-eighth-virgates, and other small cottier tenants.