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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Peppercorn Rent (A).
 
A nominal rent. A pepper-berry is of no appreciable value, and given as rent is a simple acknowledgment that the tenement virtually belongs to the person to whom the peppercorn is given.   1
 


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