Cottier
Cottier Cot"ti*er (-t[i^]*[~e]r), n. [OF. cotier. See {Coterie}, and cf. {Cotter}.] In Great Britain and Ireland, a person who hires a small cottage, with or without a plot of land. Cottiers commonly aid in the work of the landlord's farm. [Written also {cottar} and {cotter}.] [1913 Webster]

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