Antirenter An`ti*rent"er, n. One opposed to the payment of rent; esp. one of those who in 1840-47 resisted the collection of rents claimed by the patroons from the settlers on certain manorial lands in the State of New York. -- {An`ti*rent"ism}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • antirent — antirenter, n. antirentism, n. /an tee rent , an tuy /, adj. noting or pertaining to a political party (1839 47) in New York that opposed the payment of rents to patroons. [1835 45; Amer.; ANTI + RENT1] * * * …   Universalium

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