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[ren-ter] /ˈrɛn tər/
a person or organization that holds, or has the use of, property by payment of rent.
Origin of renter
1350-1400; Middle English; see rent1, -er1 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for renter
  • It's pretty much impossible to evict a senior or a disabled renter.
  • The desperate renter will have to get rid of the dog if the problem isn't fixed.
  • renter's insurance is designed especially for people who live in apartments and rented houses.
  • The chart below shows a cost comparison for a renter and a homeowner over a seven year period.
  • We will determine who owns the property and then who, if anybody, leases or is listed as a renter on that property.
  • renter agrees to pay for repair to equipment if damaged beyond normal wear and tear while in renter's custody.
  • Check with your car insurance carrier to see if they provide renter's insurance or if they can refer you to an insurer that does.
  • If you are a renter and don't have renter's insurance, you might consider this kind of protection.
British Dictionary definitions for renter


a person who lets his property in return for rent, esp a landlord
a person who rents property from another; tenant
a distributor of films to cinemas for commercial showing
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Word Origin and History for renter

late 14c., "one who lets or rents to others, proprietor," agent noun from rent (v.). Meaning "lessee, tenant, holder of property by payment of rent" is from 1650s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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