Mé`ta`yer" (F. ?; E. ?), n. [F., fr. LL. medietarius, fr. L. medius middle, half. See Mid, a.]

One who cultivates land for a share (usually one half) of its yield, receiving stock, tools, and seed from the landlord.

[France & Italy]

Milman.

 

© Webster 1913.

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