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Definition of "quitrents" []

  • (formerly) a rent payable by a freeholder or copyholder to his lord that released him from liability to perform services (noun)
  • Plural form of quitrent. (noun)

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Use "quitrents" in a sentence
  • "These rents, called quitrents, were payable in some cases in money, and sometimes in commodities, like wheat."
  • "Before the day was out, Governor Randolph assured delegates from the Northern Neck that federal courts would never force them to pay quitrents: The Virginia legislature had laid that issue to rest forever."
  • "But if quitrents could be pursued in chancery courts operating without juries and with an official specifically charged with collecting judgments, they could become a formidable engine for harassing political opponents and a stable stream of public revenue."