from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In Ir. antiq., cattle or other stock granted by a chief to a tenant for his use, ownership still remaining with the chief. Sometimes used attributively: as, daer-stock tenancy.


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  • It will be observed that while this to some extent resembles the well-known Metayer system, so common on the continent of Europe, where the landlord supplies the stock and the land, and the tenant the labour and the skill, it differs from it in this, namely that in Ireland the saer - and daer-stock farmer did not supply the land, which was theirs by right of their free tribesmanship.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 2: Assizes-Browne


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  • Just added this one to 'zuzu's list Cattle.

    November 22, 2010

  • Thanks, hernesheir!

    November 22, 2010

  • I suppose this term applied to other domesticated stock as well.

    November 22, 2010