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Rack-renter

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Rack-renter. n.s. [rack and renter.] One who pays the uttermost rent.

Though this be a quarter of his yearly income, and the publick tax takes away one hundred; yet this influences not the yearly rent of the land, which the rack-renter or undertenant pays. Locke.

Sources: Locke, John (269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Rack-renter." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: November 16, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=4345.


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