from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See rental.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A rental; a list or account of rents or income. See rental.

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

  • n. a register of rents; includes the names of tenants and the amount of rent they pay


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  • 'N ... o,' she answered, with some hesitation; 'for Miss Margland says he's got no rent-roll; besides, I don't think he's so agreeable as


  • It is true that, in accordance with the rules laid down for marriageable young ladies, she scarcely opened her mouth, but her rent-roll of forty thousand livres spoke quite sufficiently for her.

    The Deserted Woman

  • The ostentation of displaying, of magnifying perhaps, the rent-roll of the estates which they possess in all the provinces, from the rising to the setting sun, provokes the just resentment of every man who recollects that their poor and invincible ancestors were not distinguished from the meanest of the soldiers by the delicacy of their food or the splendor of their apparel.


  • With a great nominal rent-roll, it was almost all paid away in interest; which being for convenience suffered to run on, soon doubled the principal, and Sir Condy was obliged to pass new bonds for the interest, now grown principal, and so on.

    Castle Rackrent

  • Owner of the chateau du Rouvre, one of the finest estates in the Gatinais, he had also a rent-roll of some forty odd thousand francs a year from the rich domains which surrounded the park.


  • To have a large unencumbered rent-roll, and the rents regularly paid by adoring farmers, who bless their stars at having such a landlord as his honour; to have no tenant holding back with his money, excepting just one, perhaps, who does so in order to give occasion to Good

    The Virginians

  • Now it was settlements that were asked for; now it was my pedigree and title-deeds that were not satisfactory: though I had a plan and rent-roll of the Ballybarry estates, and the genealogy of the family up to King Brian Boru, or

    The Memoires of Barry Lyndon

  • Philippa and the fair Eliza leading a peaceful and reputable life, and carefully studying their rent-roll.

    Mary Anerley

  • Adam was not the only guest invited to come upstairs on other grounds than the amount he contributed to the rent-roll.

    Adam Bede

  • I pleased, her lawyer should confer with mine upon the matter; and, in the meantime, she desired I would favour her with a perusal of my rent-roll.

    The Adventures of Roderick Random


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