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ground rent

the rent at which land is let to a tenant either for a long term or perpetually.
Origin of ground rent
1660-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • I bought one of these houses, subject to the ground-rent, and moved into it as soon as finished.

  • For this he received £2 10s., and his ground-rent was reduced from 13d.

    Shakespeare's Family Mrs. C. C. Stopes
  • And I will admit that here the question is not so simple as in the cases of the undertaker's gains and of ground-rent.

    Freeland Theodor Hertzka
  • He had taken the ground-rent of the city lot, and had erected the orfice at his own cost.

    Short Sixes H. C. Bunner
  • Almost all the slaves and colonists who had ground-rent to pay to the monastery were gathered at the place.

  • By this noble act the chapel was freed from debt, there remaining only a ground-rent of 8l.

    The Church Index William Pepperell
  • Few sights could be imagined, more lively and yet so sad, than those presented at the payment of the ground-rent.

  • He was there, and there he would remain till he got the ground-rent.

  • He then set out for home with the ground-rent, but as soon as he was gone the devil came home.

  • The premium mentioned is absurdly inadequate, and the ground-rent is quite improperly low.

    The Regent E. Arnold Bennett
British Dictionary definitions for ground-rent

ground rent

(law) the rent reserved by a lessor on granting a lease, esp one for a long period of years
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