Definition of pew-renting in English:

pew-renting

noun

  • The renting of pews for exclusive use.

adjective

rare, historical
  • Charging or paying rent for exclusive use of pews.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Times. From pew + renting, after pew-rent<br>late 19th century. From pew + renting, present participle of rent, after pew-rent.

Pronunciation

pew-renting

/ˈpjuːˌrɛntɪŋ/