undersettle

noun un·der·set·tle \ˈəndə(r)ˌsetəl\

Definition of undersettle

  1. :  one of a class of subtenants formerly under the peasant proprietors in England

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Origin and Etymology of undersettle

Middle English undersetle, from 3under + -setle dweller, from Old English -setla; akin to Old English sitan to sit — more at sit


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