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English definition of “tied cottage”

tied cottage

noun [C]     (also tied house) UK
a house owned by your employer that you can live in for as long as you are employed in a particular job Houses and homes
(Definition of tied cottage noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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