quitrent

Definitions:

  • A rent paid by a freeman in lieu of the services required by feudal custom.
  • Rent paid by the freeholders and copyholders of a manor in discharge or acquittance of other services. Also called <internalXref urlencoded="chief-rent">chief-rent</internalXref>.
  • A rent reserved in grants of land, by the payment of which the tenant is quit from other service.
  • A <xref>rent</xref> reserved in grants of land, by the payment of which the tenant is <xref>quit</xref> (absolved) from other service.
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