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.

Nearby words

  1. perniciously,
  2. pernickety,
  3. pernik,
  4. pernio,
  5. pernod,
  6. pero-,
  7. perodactyly,
  8. peromelia,
  9. peroneal,
  10. peroneal artery

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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