pernor

[ pur-ner, -nawr ]
/ ˈpɜr nər, -nɔr /

noun Law.

a person who takes or receives the rents, profits, or other benefit of an estate, lands, etc.

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Origin of pernor

1300–50; Middle English pernour<Anglo-French, metathetic variant of Old French preneor taker, equivalent to pren- (see pernancy) + -eor-or2
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