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[rent-free] /ˈrɛntˈfri/
without payment of rent:
We lived rent-free for six months.
not subject to rent:
a rent-free apartment.
Origin of rent-free
1625-35;rent1 + -free Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for rent-free
  • He is alleged subsequently to have provided her with a rent-free flat and perhaps cash, too.
  • Hydro bikes, canoes, kayaks and paddle boats are available rent-free with your cabin.
  • Ya gotta point out she could have saved enough money to buy a car if she'd lived in the rent-free house the taxpayers provided.
  • Suppose you live in a house owned by your sister who allows you to live there rent-free.
  • Thousands of beetles may then move inside to spend the winter rent-free.
  • Unless shown separately, rent-free households are grouped with rented households.
British Dictionary definitions for rent-free


adjective, adverb
without payment of rent
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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