[met-uh-yahzh, mey-tuh-]


the system of agriculture based on the use of métayers.

Origin of métayage

From French, dating back to 1875–80; see origin at métayer, -age
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Historical Examples of metayage

  • Some have adopted the metayage system; others get the field-work done by the peasants at so much per acre.


    Donald Mackenzie Wallace