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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cottier  \Cot"ti*er\  (-t[i^]*[~e]r),  n.  [OF.  cotier.  See 
  {Coterie},  and  cf  {Cotter}.] 
  In  Great  Britain  and  Ireland,  a  person  who  hires  a  small 
  cottage,  with  or  without  a  plot  of  land.  Cottiers  commonly 
  aid  in  the  work  of  the  landlord's  farm.  [Written  also 
  {cottar}  and  {cotter}.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cottier 
  n  :  a  medieval  English  villein  [syn:  {cotter}] 




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