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.
  • 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.
  • This culture-system worked fairly during Van den Bosch's tenure of office, but gave rise to many abuses between 1833 and 1844, involving, as it did, a combination of the metayer and corvee systems.

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