[ met-uh-yey, mey-tuh- ]
/ ˌmɛt əˈyeɪ, ˌmeɪ tə- /
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a person who works the land using tools, seed, etc., furnished by the landlord and who receives a share of the harvest in compensation.
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metatrophic, metaverse, Metaxas, metaxylem, métayage, métayer, Metazoa, metazoan, Metcalfe's law, Metchnikoff, mete
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How to use métayer in a sentence
But in many cases the natives had an interest in the crops on something like a metayer system.
This arrangement probably answers two purposes, economy is effected, and fraud prevented on the part of the metayer.
By dint of uncompromising economy, the metayer may ultimately become a small owner.
The metayer system was in vogue, especially on temple lands.