from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A rent paid by a freeman in lieu of the services required by feudal custom.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A rent reserved in grants of land, by the payment of which the tenant is quit (absolved) from other service.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A rent reserved in grants of land, by the payment of which the tenant is quit from other service.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Rent paid by the freeholders and copyholders of a manor in discharge or acquittance of other services. Also called chief-rent.
Middle English quiterent : quite, free; see quite + rent, rent; see rent1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
quit + rent (Wiktionary)