cottier

/ (ˈkɒtɪə) /

noun

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
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