[ rent-free ]
/ ˈrɛntˈfri /


without payment of rent: We lived rent-free for six months.


not subject to rent: a rent-free apartment.


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Origin of rent-free

First recorded in 1625–35;rent1 + -free Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for rent-free


adjective, adverb

without payment of rent
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