Mé`ta`yage' noun [ French See Métayer .] A system of farming on halves. [ France & Italy]
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• (n.) A system of farming on halves.
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type of land tenure whereby the cultivator (metayer) uses land without owning it and pays rent in kind to the owner. Pure métayage is a form of share ... [2 related articles]
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The Metayage system (métayage, aparcería, mezzadria) is the cultivation of land for a proprietor by one who receives a proportion of the produce, as a kind of sharecropping. Another class of land tenancy in France is named fermage, whereby the rent is paid annually in banknotes. ==Origin and function== Métayage was available under Roman law, al...
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