peppercorn rent

noun

Definition of peppercorn rent

1 : a rent formerly often stipulated in deeds and consisting in supplying a certain amount (as a pound) of black peppercorns at stated intervals
2 : a merely nominal rent in kind operating to keep alive a title

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“Peppercorn rent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peppercorn%20rent. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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