cottier tenure


cottier tenure
noun historical (in Ireland) the letting of land in small portions direct to the labourers, at a rent fixed by competition.

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  • cottier — [kät′ē ər] n. 〚ME & OFr cotier,COTTER1〛 1. in Great Britain and Ireland, a farmer who lives in a cottage 2. Historical in Ireland, a peasant renting a small piece of land under a system (called cottier tenure) of renting land to the highest… …   Universalium

  • cottier — [kät′ē ər] n. [ME & OFr cotier,COTTER1] 1. in Great Britain and Ireland, a farmer who lives in a cottage 2. Historical in Ireland, a peasant renting a small piece of land under a system (called cottier tenure) of renting land to the highest… …   English World dictionary

  • cottier — n. Brit. 1 a cottager. 2 hist. an Irish peasant under cottier tenure. Phrases and idioms: cottier tenure hist. the letting of land in small portions at a rent fixed by competition. Etymology: ME f. OF cotier f. med.L cotarius: see COTERIE …   Useful english dictionary

  • cottier — [ kɒtɪə] noun 1》 archaic a rural labourer living in a cottage. 2》 historical an Irish peasant holding land by cottier tenure. Origin ME: from OFr. cotier, ult. of Gmc origin and related to cot2 …   English new terms dictionary

  • cottier — /ˈkɒtiə/ (say koteeuh) noun 1. an Irish peasant holding a portion of land directly from the owner, the amount of rent being fixed not by custom or private agreement but by public competition (cottier tenure). 2. → cottager (def. 1). {Middle… …   Australian English dictionary

  • cottar — /ˈkɒtə/ (say kotuh) noun 1. Scottish a person occupying a plot of land under a system similar to cottier tenure. 2. Irish cottier. 3. a cottager. Also, cotter. {Medieval Latin cotārius, from cota, from Old English cot. See cot2} …   Australian English dictionary

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