noun, plural rentes [rahnt] /rɑ̃t/. French.

revenue or income, or the instrument evidencing a right to such periodic receipts.
rentes. Also called rentes sur l'é·tat [rahnt syr ley-ta] /rɑ̃t sür leɪˈta/. perpetual bonds issued by the French government. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of rente

  • What puzzles us is, that the Rente is at 53—why then was this new loan issued at 42?

  • Rente, name given to the French funds, or income derivable from them.

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  • He prophesied the rente conversion scheme and the four per cent.

  • "Cattle had he enough and rente," cattle probably meaning property (chattels), and rente income.

  • The Hungarian rente had at that time just been introduced into the market, and Mr. Dumany predicted for it a fair success.

British Dictionary definitions for rente



annual income from capital investment; annuity
government securities of certain countries, esp France
the interest on such securities
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