noun[mass noun] • historical
- (In Ireland) the letting of land in small portions direct to the labourers, at a rent fixed by competition.More example sentences
- Circumstances in the recent history of Ireland, most disastrous in their first aspect, have done much to break up the system of cottier tenure and to introduce a better kind of cultivation.
More definitions of cottier tenureDefinition of cottier tenure in:
- The US English dictionary