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.).
[kwit-ns] /ˈkwɪt ns/ noun 1. recompense or requital. 2. discharge from a debt or obligation. 3. a document certifying discharge from debt or obligation, as a receipt. /ˈkwɪtəns/ noun 1. release from debt or other obligation 2. a receipt or other document certifying this n. c.1200, “payment, compensation;” c.1300, “discharge from an obligation,” from Old […]
[kwit] /kwɪt/ verb (used with object), quit or quitted, quitting. 1. to stop, cease, or discontinue: She quit what she was doing to help me paint the house. 2. to depart from; leave (a place or person): They quit the city for the seashore every summer. 3. to give up or resign; let go; relinquish: […]
noun, Cards. 1. a trick the cards of which have been collected by the taker and turned face down, further examination being prohibited.
[kwit-er] /ˈkwɪt ər/ noun 1. a person who or gives up easily, especially in the face of some difficulty, danger, etc. /ˈkwɪtə/ noun 1. a person who gives up easily; defeatist, deserter, or shirker n. as an insult, 1881, American English, agent noun from quit (v.).