Definition of arrent
: to let or farm out at a rent; specifically : to permit the enclosure of (forestlands) with a low hedge and a ditch under a yearly rent
arrentation\ˌaˌrenˈtāshən\ noun, plural
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Origin and Etymology of arrent
Middle English arenten, from Middle French arenter, from Old French, from a- (from Latin ad-) + -renter (from rente income from a property)
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