white rent

noun

Definition of white rent

: rent reserved or payable in silver opposed to black rent — compare alba firma

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First Known Use of white rent

1562, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for white rent

Middle English white rente, from white entry 1 + rente rent

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“White rent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20rent. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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