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

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“Quitrent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quitrent. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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