Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A woman who enjoys a life-rent.

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Examples

  • Margaret Bellenden, as life-rentrix of the barony of Tillietudlem and others.

    Old Mortality

  • Ailie; but laced pinners, hastily put on to meet the stranger, with some other trifling articles of decoration, marked the difference between Mrs. Wilson, life-rentrix of Milnwood, and the housekeeper of the late proprietor.

    Old Mortality

  • In this manner, and by recruiting one or two latitudinarian poachers and black-fishers, Mr Harrison completed the quota of men which fell to the share of Lady Margaret Bellenden, as life-rentrix of the barony of

    Old Mortality, Complete

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