Examples from the Web for quit-rent
The proprietors were promised a remission of £16 for men, and £20 for women, on the quit-rent.The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)|John West
A hundred acres were promised for forty shillings, with a quit-rent of one shilling annually to the proprietor forever.William Penn|George Hodges
A century later villenage—that is payment for tenancy by service, instead of by quit-rent—was practically extinguished.
The phrase was afterwards applied to any holding of which the quit-rent was merely nominal, such as a penny, a peppercorn, &c.
Under the system of the quit-rent the tenant still had complete control of his land although he did not own it.The Stronghold|Miriam Haynie