quit·​rent ˈkwit-ˌrent How to pronounce quitrent (audio)
: a fixed rent payable to a feudal superior in commutation of services
specifically : a fixed rent due from a socage tenant

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of quitrent was in the 15th century

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“Quitrent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quitrent. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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