Definition of Cottier

1. Noun. A medieval English villein.

Exact synonyms: Cotter
Generic synonyms: Helot, Serf, Villein



Definition of Cottier

1. n. In Great Britain and Ireland, a person who hires a small cottage, with or without a plot of land. Cottiers commonly aid in the work of the landlord's farm.

Definition of Cottier

1. cotter [n -S] - See also: cotter

Lexicographical Neighbors of Cottier

cottagey
cottar
cottars
cottas
cotted
cotter
cotter pin
cotter pins
cottered
cottering
cotterless
cotters
cottid
cottids
cottier (current term)
cottiers
cottise
cottised
cottises
cottising
cottoid
cottoids
cottolene
cotton
cotton-candy
cotton-dust asthma
cotton-fibre embolism
cotton-mill fever
cotton-picking

Literary usage of Cottier

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Principles of Political Economy: With Some of Their Applications to Social by John Stuart Mill (1904)
"The produce, on the cottier system, being divided into two portions, rent, ... The effects, therefore, of cottier tenure depend on the extent to which the ..."

2. Manual of Political Economy by Henry Fawcett (1876)
"The cottier tenure is so anomalous that it is not easy to characterise it in a ... It may however be said generally, that a landlord takes from a cottier in ..."

3. Principles of Political Economy: With Some of Their Applications to Social by John Stuart Mill (1909)
"Rv the general appellation of cottier tenure I shall designate nil cases without exception in which the labourer makes his contract for land without the ..."

4. Principles of Political Economy: With Some of Their Applications to Social by John Stuart Mill (1868)
"Bv the general appellation of cottier tenure I shall designate all cases without exception in which the labourer makes his contract for land without the ..."

5. Principles of Political Economy with Some of Their Applications to Social by John Stuart Mill (1848)
"THE question, what is to be done with a cottier population ? which in any case would have been a fit subject for consideration in a work like the present, ..."

6. Ancient laws of Ireland by Ireland, John O'Donovan, Eugene O'Curry, William Neilson Hancock, Thaddeus O'Mahony, Alexander George Richey, William Maunsell Hennessy, Robert Atkinson (1901)
"... animals of the cow-kind, 'seds' ; IV. 306, 13. Both, cot, tent, 'bothy'; I. 206, 4; II. 218, 12 tr. ' of cottier»,' Osa. III. 18 ; pi. ..."

7. Peasant Rents: Being the First Half of An Essay on the Distribution of by Richard Jones (1895)
"UNDER the head of cottier rents, we may include all rents contracted to be paid in money, by peasant tenants, extracting their own maintenance from the soil ..."

8. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"spec. cotter, cottar, cottier (Great Britain and Ireland), muzhik or moujik, ryot, fellah. pebble, n. stone (contextual); spec, chuck- ie (a quartz pebble; ..."

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