rentier(redirected from rentiers)
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A person who lives on income from property or investments.
[French, from rente, yearly income, from Old French; see rent1.]
a. a person whose income consists primarily of fixed unearned amounts, such as rent or bond interest
b. (as modifier): the rentier class.
[from rente; see rent1]
rentier- A person who makes income from rent.
See also related terms for rent.
A French word meaning someone who rents, used to mean a person whose income comes from regular unearned amounts such as from rent payments.