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[rahnt] /rɑ̃t/
noun, plural rentes
[rahnt] /rɑ̃t/ (Show IPA).
revenue or income, or the instrument evidencing a right to such periodic receipts.
rentes, Also called rentes sur l'état
[rahnt syr ley-ta] /rɑ̃t sür leɪˈta/ (Show IPA)
. perpetual bonds issued by the French government. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The interest would be paid without deduction, but the holders of rente would have to pay the tax subsequently.

  • rente, name given to the French funds, or income derivable from them.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Edited by Rev. James Wood
  • "Cattle had he enough and rente," cattle probably meaning property (chattels), and rente income.

    The Principles of Economics Frank A. Fetter
  • He prophesied the rente conversion scheme and the four per cent.

  • What puzzles us is, that the rente is at 53—why then was this new loan issued at 42?

  • The Hungarian rente had at that time just been introduced into the market, and Mr. Dumany predicted for it a fair success.

British Dictionary definitions for rente


annual income from capital investment; annuity
government securities of certain countries, esp France
the interest on such securities
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