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quitrent

[ kwit-rent ]
/ ˈkwɪtˌrɛnt /
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noun

rent paid by a freeholder or copyholder in lieu of services that might otherwise have been required.

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Nearby words

quitclaim, quitclaim deed, quite, quite a bit, quito, quitrent, quits, quittance, quitted trick, quitter, quittor

Origin of quitrent

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at quit1, rent1
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British Dictionary definitions for quit-rent

quitrent

/ (ˈkwɪtˌrɛnt) /

noun

(formerly) a rent payable by a freeholder or copyholder to his lord that released him from liability to perform services
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for quit-rent

quit-rent


n.

early 15c., "rent paid by a tenant in exchange for being discharged from required service;" also, "nominal rent as acknowledgment of tenure," from quit (adj.) + rent (n.).

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