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  1. an amount received or paid as rent.
  2. the act of renting.
  3. an apartment, house, car, etc., offered or given for rent.
  4. an income arising from rents received.
  5. a rent-roll.
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  1. of or relating to rent.
  2. available for rent.
  3. engaged in the business of providing rentals: a rental agency.
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Origin of rental

First recorded in 1325–75; Middle English word from Anglo-Latin word rentāle. See rent1, -al2
Related formspre·rent·al, nounre·rent·al, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for re-rental


    1. the amount paid by a tenant as rent
    2. the amount paid by a user for the use of propertytelephone rental
    3. an income derived from rents received
  1. property available for renting
  2. a less common name for rent-roll
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  1. of or relating to rent or renting
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Word Origin and History for re-rental



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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