Next, add the vices of a rentier state: laziness, irresponsibility, a sense of entitlement, and ignorance.
The one who has a perpetual income from bonds or rents is called a rentier.
But did you see in the paper that he was put down as rentier?
My French friends wanted to talk of the "Psychology of the rentier."
He gives himself the name of Piquouique, rentier, English; and he appeals to his Ambassador.