Definition of farmer in English:

farmer

Line breaks: farm¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈfɑːmə
 
/

noun

  • 2 historical A person to whom the collection of taxes was contracted for a fee.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French fermier, from medieval Latin firmarius, firmator, from firma (see farm). sense 1 originally denoted a bailiff or steward who farmed land on the owner's behalf, or a tenant farmer.

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