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ground rent

  1. the rent at which land is let to a tenant either for a long term or perpetually.
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Origin of ground rent

First recorded in 1660–70
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Examples from the Web for ground rent

Historical Examples

  • For this he received £2 10s., and his ground-rent was reduced from 13d.

    Shakespeare's Family

    Mrs. C. C. Stopes

  • He had taken the ground-rent of the city lot, and had erected the orfice at his own cost.

    Short Sixes

    H. C. Bunner

  • By this noble act the chapel was freed from debt, there remaining only a ground-rent of 8l.

    The Church Index

    William Pepperell

  • "You had better go to the devil and ask him for my ground-rent," he said.

  • He was there, and there he would remain till he got the ground-rent.

British Dictionary definitions for ground rent

ground rent

  1. law the rent reserved by a lessor on granting a lease, esp one for a long period of years
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