Quit rent

A rent paid in lieu of services otherwise owed. -

Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases. .

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  • Quit-rent — or Quit rent is a form of levy or land tax imposed on freehold or leased land by a higher landowning authority, usually government or its assigns.Under feudal law, the payment of quit rent freed the tenant of a holding from the obligation to… …   Wikipedia

  • quit-rent — quitˈ rent noun A (usu nominal) rent in money or kind in lieu of services • • • Main Entry: ↑quit …   Useful english dictionary

  • quit|rent — «KWIHT REHNT», noun. a fixed rent paid in money, instead of services rendered under a feudal system: »The courtly Laureate pays his quitrent ode, his peppercorn of praise (William Cowper) …   Useful english dictionary

  • quit rent — /ˈkwɪt rɛnt/ (say kwit rent) noun rent paid by a freeholder or copyholder in lieu of services which might otherwise have been required. Also, quit rent. {quit, adjective (see quit def. 9) + rent1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • QUIT-RENT —    a rent the payment of which frees the tenant of a holding from other services such as were obligatory under feudal tenure …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • quit-rent — noun historical a small rent paid by a freeholder or copyholder in lieu of services which might be required of them …   English new terms dictionary

  • rent — Consideration paid for use or occupation of property. In a broader sense, it is the compensation or fee paid, usually periodically, for the use of any rental property, land, buildings, equipment, etc. At common law, term referred to compensation… …   Black's law dictionary

  • rent — ab·hor·rent; ab·hor·rent·ly; an·ti·rent; ar·rent; con·cur·rent·ly; cur·rent·ly; cur·rent·ness; de·cur·rent; ge·rent; hor·rent; in·cur·rent; life·rent·rix; man·rent; quit·rent; re·cur·rent; re·cur·rent·ly; rent·abil·i·ty; rent·able; rent·age;… …   English syllables

  • quit — ac·quit·tal; quit·rent; quit·tor; re·quit·al; re·quit·er; un·re·quit·able; ac·quit; ac·quit·tance; quit; quit·tance; mes·quit; …   English syllables

  • Quit claim — A lord s release of all claims he may have had over a *villein in return for which he received a sum of money or *quit rent as compensation for this loss of services …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

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