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Compare French arrenter (to give or take as rent). See arendator.


arrentation (plural arrentations)

  1. (law, Britain, obsolete) A letting or renting, especially a licence to enclose land in a forest with a low hedge and ditch, under a yearly rent.

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for arrentation in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)