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.
- n. In France, interest payable by government on indebtedness; the bonds, shares, stocks, etc. that represent government indebtedness.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. In France, interest payable by government on indebtedness; the bonds, shares, stocks, etc., which represent government indebtedness.
- n. income from capital investment paid in a series of regular payments
- French (Wiktionary)
“I have soixante quinze mille livres de rente, which is fifteen thousand dollars a year in your money, and which goes much farther in France.”
“A rente was a French government bond paying interest at regular intervals; the idea was extended to landlords.)”
“There are also plans to increase the "rente nucléaire," a tax levied on producers of nuclear power, and to spend part of the receipts on investing in renewable energy sources in the North Sea.”
“Melchior Wathelet becomes secretary of state with responsibility for energy, including the contentious "rente nucleaire," a levy paid by GDF-Suez SA for keeping Belgium's nuclear reactors open.”
“WV : rente "Pay your rrrente, mademoiselle, orrr else ...”
“Por favor rente el coche, no tengo tiempo pierdo .”
“And rente adoun bothe wall, and sparre, and rafter.”
“By the brothers, cosens, vncles, great grand sires and such like acquaintaunce of their ghestes, they drink of the best, they sit rente free, they haue their owne Table spreade to their handes, without wearing the strings of theor pursse, or any thing else, but householde and honestie.”
“Thei paie rente to the Kyng (for all the whole Countrie is subiecte to their kyng) neither is it lawfull for any of the communes to occupie and possesse any grounde, without paieynge rente.”
“The yerely rente of that grounde is bestowed vpon sacrifice.”
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