Sentence Examples


  • The principal landowners, who reside in fortified houses, are all Moslems; their estates are cultivated on the metayer system.
  • The metayer system was in vogue, especially on temple lands.
  • Interest was rarely charged on advances by the temple or wealthy landowners for pressing needs, but this may have been part of the metayer system.
  • In all these countries there are varieties of emphyteutic tenure; and in Italy the mezzadria or metayer system (see Civil Code, Arts.
  • The mountainous slopes of Biscay arestudded with the traditional Basque caserio, or farmhouse, in which the peasantry live on the metayer system, dividing theprofits of the soil with absentee landlords.

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