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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. In France, interest payable by government on indebtedness; the bonds, shares, stocks, etc. that represent government indebtedness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. In France, interest payable by government on indebtedness; the bonds, shares, stocks, etc., which represent government indebtedness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Annual income; revenue; rent; interest; specifically, in the plural, rentes (or rentes sur Vétat), sums paid annually by a government as interest on public loans; hence, the bonds or stocks on which such interest is paid.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. income from capital investment paid in a series of regular payments

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