Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- The right of tenancy of a tenant on a manor, who holds not at the will of the lord but according to the custom of the manor.
- The right, or claim of right, in various forms or degrees, on the part of agricultural tenants, particularly in Great Britain and Ireland, to continue the tenancy so long as they pay the rent and act properly, to have the rent not raised so high as to destroy their interest, to be allowed to sell their interest on leaving to a purchaser acceptable to the landlord, and to receive a compensation from the landlord if turned off. The claim last mentioned, recognized as extending to crops left in the ground, labor in preparing the soil for the next crop, produce left on the farm, and of late years the value of permanent improvements, is that more especially known as tenant-right.
“Barrington Erle probably meant the great man in whose service he himself had become a politician — required that the candidate should be a safe man, one who would support “the party,” — not a cantankerous, red-hot semi-Fenian, running about to meetings at the Rotunda, and suchlike, with views of his own about tenant-right and the Irish Church.”
“That conversation had taken place on a Friday, and on the following Sunday, early in the day, he left his rooms after a late breakfast — a prolonged breakfast, during which he had been studying tenant-right statistics, preparing his own speech, and endeavouring to look forward into the future which that speech was to do so much to influence — and turned his face towards Park”
“It is not needed that the reader should be troubled any further with the strategy of one political leader or of another, or that more should be said of Mr Monk and his tenant-right.”
“But in regard to tenant-right, to some arrangement by which a tenant in”
“I talk to some of the people here, and tell them what they might do if they had tenant-right.”
“He had cared nothing himself for tenant-right, and had acknowledged to Mr Monk that he could not understand in what it was that the farmers were wronged.”
“What about this Protestant Church; and what about this tenant-right?”
“Phineas, “the pity is that we are not a bit nearer tenant-right than we were before.””
“The upshot of the Dublin meeting was that he also positively pledged himself to support during the next session of Parliament a bill advocating tenant-right.”
“Limerick to Dublin, in order that, at both places, he might be entertained at a public dinner and make a speech about tenant-right.”
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