metayer

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French métayer

Noun[edit]

metayer (plural metayers)

  1. (iof French and Italian agriculture) One who cultivates land for a share (usually half) of its yield, receiving stock, tools, and seed from the landlord.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Milman to this entry?)

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.