Definition for AR-EN-DA'TOR

AR-EN-DA'TOR, a. [Russ. arenda, a farm. Qu. Sp. arrendar, to rent.]

In Livonia, and other provinces of Russia, a farmer of the farms or rents; one who contracts with the crown for the rents of the farms. He who rents an estate belonging to the crown, is called Crown-arendator. Arende is a term used both for the estate let to farm, and the sum for which it is rented. – Tooke's Russ. ii, 288.

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