Word Origin See more synonyms for rental on Thesaurus.com an amount received or paid as rent. the act of renting. an apartment, house, car, etc., offered or given for rent. an income arising from rents received. a rent-roll. of or relating to rent. available for rent. engaged in the business of providing rentals: a rental agency. Origin of rental
First recorded in
1325–75; Middle English
-al 2 Related forms pre·rent·al, noun re·rent·al, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for re-rental the amount paid by a tenant as rent the amount paid by a user for the use of property telephone rental an income derived from rents received property available for renting a less common name for rent-roll of or relating to rent or renting
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Word Origin and History for re-rental rental n.
mid-14c., "rent roll;" late 14c., "income from rents," from Anglo-French
rental, Medieval Latin rentale; see rent (n.1) + -al (2). Meaning "amount charged for rent" is from 1630s; that of "a car or house let for rent" is from 1952, American English.
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