quitrent

noun
quit·​rent | \ ˈkwit-ˌrent How to pronounce quitrent (audio) \

Definition of quitrent

: a fixed rent payable to a feudal superior in commutation of services specifically : a fixed rent due from a socage tenant

First Known Use of quitrent

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about quitrent

Statistics for quitrent

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for quitrent

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

See more words from the same century

More from Merriam-Webster on quitrent

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with quitrent

Comments on quitrent

What made you want to look up quitrent? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a period when something is suspended

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Summer 2019 Words of the Day Quiz

  • a-bowl-of-peach-sorbet-with-cut-peaches-next-to-it
  • Which is a synonym of desideratum?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!