rentier

rentier

[rahn-tyey]
noun, plural rentiers [rahn-tyey] . French.
a person who has a fixed income, as from lands or bonds.
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rentier (rɑ̃tje)
 
n
a.  a person whose income consists primarily of fixed unearned amounts, such as rent or bond interest
 b.  (as modifier): the rentier class
 
[from rente; see rent1]

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rentier
1881, from Fr., "holder of rental properties or investments that pay income," from rente (see rent (1)).
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