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cottier

(ˈkɒtɪə)
n
1. (Animals) another name for cotter21
2. (Historical Terms) (in Ireland) a peasant farming a smallholding under cottier tenure (the holding of not more than half an acre at a rent of not more than five pounds a year)
3. another name for cottager1
[C14: from Old French cotier; see cote1, coterie]
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Noun1.cottier - a medieval English villein
helot, serf, villein - (Middle Ages) a person who is bound to the land and owned by the feudal lord
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the agricultural labourers of Ireland suffer the greatest privations and hardships; that they depend upon precarious and casual employment for subsistence; that they are badly housed, badly fed, badly clothed, and badly paid for their labour; that it would be impossible to describe adequately the sufferings and privations which the cottiers and labourers and their families in most parts of the country endure.
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The hypocritical Miller (the English who continued to export foodstuffs), makes demands on poor Hans (starving Irish cottiers and laborers) but refuses to aid him in his distress, arguing that it is better to leave people in trouble alone.
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