a person or organization that holds, or has the use of, property by payment of rent.

1350–1400; Middle English; see rent1, -er1 Unabridged
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renter (ˈrɛntə)
1.  a person who lets his property in return for rent, esp a landlord
2.  a person who rents property from another; tenant
3.  a distributor of films to cinemas for commercial showing

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Example sentences
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.
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