transitive verb ar·rent \aˈrent, əˈ-\

Definition of arrent


  1. :  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


\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) — more at rent

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