quitrent [kwit-rent] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- paid by a freeholder or copyholder in lieu of services that might otherwise have been required.
Origin of quitrent late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at, Examples from the Web for quit-rent Historical Examples of quit-rent
And you can settle with Akm afterward; you can reduce his quit-rent, I suppose.
He held it on freehold title, with no reservation of quit-rent to the Government.
The quit-rent was handed down from the feudal system of medieval times.
Here–there is a dollar for you; the quit-rent is paid for this year, at least.
James Fenimore Cooper
A hundred acres were promised for forty shillings, with a quit-rent of one shilling annually to the proprietor forever.
British Dictionary definitions for quit-rent quitrent noun
- (formerly) a rent payable by a freeholder or copyholder to his lord that released him from liability to perform services
Word Origin and History for quit-rent n.
early 15c., “rent paid by a tenant in exchange for being discharged from required service;” also, “nominal rent as acknowledgment of tenure,” from(adj.) + (n.).