Definition of pernor in English:


Pronunciation /ˈpəːnə/


historical Law
  • A taker or receiver, especially of rent or profits from land or other property.


Middle English; earliest use found in Statutes of the Realm. From Anglo-Norman pernor, pernour, pernur, pernir, parnour, variants of Anglo-Norman and Old French preneor, Anglo-Norman and Middle French preneur taker from pren-, stem of prendre + -eor, -eur.