from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A farmer who is only a tenant, and not the owner of the farm he cultivates.


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  • In his successful campaign, the new President Aquino vowed to subdivide Hacienda Luisita, his family's vast sugar plantation in Tarlac province, among some 10,000 tenant-farmer families.

    Will Philippines' cycle of corruption ever end? 2010

  • And "Money," from "Let Us Now Praise Famous Men," James Agee's iconic journal of the Great Depression, offers a dollar-by-dollar accounting of the grinding poverty of the American tenant-farmer, who must support his family on 10, or eight, or six dollars a month for half the year and scrape by anyhow for the remainder.

    A Literary Look Saul Rosenberg 2008

  • - The tenant-farmer will be entitled to cancel the lease agreement on three months 'written notice to the Gauteng Provincial

    ANC Daily News Briefing 1996

  • - The tenant-farmer is up-to-date with all payments under existing lease agreement.

    ANC Daily News Briefing 1996

  • - The deposit is to be repaid to the tenant-farmer upon the termination of the lease agreement, less any amounts outstanding in respect of rentals, service charges, etc., or any amount required to repair damage, etc.

    ANC Daily News Briefing 1996

  • - The tenant-farmer is not under investigation by the Budlender

    ANC Daily News Briefing 1996

  • This option may be exercised by the tenant-farmer at the end of each full lease period, subject to the government's decision not to change the use of the land.

    ANC Daily News Briefing 1996

  • The latter had been a tenant-farmer only, and when his tools and stock and the few household chattels had been sold to pay the debts that had accumulated during his last illness, there was very little money left for Hiram.

    Hiram the Young Farmer Burbank L. Todd

  • Both parties gained by an arrangement which converted the manorial lord into a landlord and the serf into a free tenant-farmer paying rent.

    Early European History Hutton Webster

  • Show that the serf was not a slave or a "hired man" or a tenant-farmer paying rent.

    Early European History Hutton Webster


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