Definition of Quitrent

1. n. A rent reserved in grants of land, by the payment of which the tenant is quit from other service.



Definition of Quitrent

1. Noun. A rent reserved in grants of land, by the payment of which the tenant is quit (absolved) from other service. ¹

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Definition of Quitrent

1. a fixed rent due from a socage tenant [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Quitrent

quitclaimed
quitclaiming
quitclaims
quite
quite a
quite a bit
quite a few
quite a little
quite an
quited
quites
quiting
quitline
quitlines
quitly
quitrent (current term)
quitrents
quits
quitsies
quittable
quittal
quittals
quittance
quittances
quitted
quitter
quitters
quitting
quitting time
quittor

Literary usage of Quitrent

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

1. The Institutes of Cape Law: Being a Compendium of the Common Law, Decided (1907)
"LAND TENURE IN THE COLONY—PERPETUAL quitrent. THE land tenure obtaining in the Colony at the present day, if we exclude mere leasehold, is of two kinds, ..."

2. An Introduction to the History of the Revolt of the American Colonies: Being by George Chalmers (1845)
"Lands paying no quitrent.— Pistole Fee. — Peyton Randolph's Agency to England. — The Result.— Grants for War. — No Delegates to the Congress at Albany. ..."

3. Eynsham Cartulary by Eynsham abbey, Herbert Edward Salter (1908)
"... that belonged unto him in Oxon., had the aforesaid quitrent of 12 s. 6 d. anciently due from New Colledge (as by this indenture), now paid unto him by ..."

4. The Annals of Natal: 1495 to 1845 by John Bird (1888)
"The reasons for my recommending the tenure of quitrent are: First. That it is the tenure which in fact, although not in name, the emigrant farmers had ..."

5. Natal Ordinances, Laws, and Proclamations: Compiled and Edited Under the by Natal (South Africa), Charles Fitzwilliam Cadiz (1891)
"17, of 1865, on any division of any original grant, or on any subdivision of a division of any original grant, on which the quitrent shall have been already ..."

6. Statistical Register of the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope (1908)
"—Showing the Number of Titles to Land Issued, Nett Acreage Alienated, Purchase Amount Paid, and Annual quitrent Payable in each year since 1901 ; together ..."

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