Definitions

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  • n. A poor tenant farmer who labours for the owner and does some farming of his own

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Examples

  • One Boer might be the possessor of perhaps ten farms and be worth a quarter of a million, while another might be but a poor "bywoner" and not worth a hundred pence, yet the two men would occupy the same rank in time of war.

    My Reminiscences of the Anglo-Boer War

  • In die ou dae het die pa later die bywoner geword en die oudste broer was die baas van die plaas en soos wat hulle dood, is die eiendom net oorgedra.

    RASOOL CALLS ON MORKEL TO DISCIPLINE HERANDIEN

  • "Now with less than a third of those voters, most of whom identify with the DA, not the NNP, no deputy presidency and crumbling party support, the NNP leadership - playing a weak hand from a poor seat - intends to go in as a 'guest' or 'bywoner' into

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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