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[kwit-rent] /ˈkwɪtˌrɛnt/

paid by a freeholder or copyholder in lieu of services that might otherwise have been required.
(formerly) a rent payable by a freeholder or copyholder to his lord that released him from liability to perform services

early 15c., “rent paid by a tenant in exchange for being discharged from required service;” also, “nominal rent as acknowledgment of tenure,” from quit (adj.) + rent (n.).


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