quitrent

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈkwɪtˌrɛnt/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(kwitrent′)


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
quit•rent  (kwitrent′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. rent paid by a freeholder or copyholder in lieu of services that might otherwise have been required.
  • 1425–75; late Middle English; see quit1, rent1

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
quitrent /ˈkwɪtˌrɛnt/ n
  1. (formerly) a rent payable by a freeholder or copyholder to his lord that released him from liability to perform services
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