from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In old English law, the action or privilege of arrenting; the giving of permission by the lord of the manor to the tenant of land in a forest to inclose it with a small ditch and low hedge, in consideration of a yearly rent. Also written
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- (O. Eng. Law) A letting or renting, esp. a license to inclose land in a forest with a low hedge and a ditch, under a yearly rent.
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- noun law, UK, obsolete A
lettingor renting, especially a licenceto enclose landin a forestwith a low hedgeand ditch, under a yearlyrent.
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Compare French arrenter to give or take as rent. See arendator.
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