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A person who lives on income from property or investments.
[French, from rente, yearly income, from Old French; see rent1.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
rentier- A person who makes income from rent.
See also related terms for rent.
Farlex Trivia Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
A French word meaning someone who rents, used to mean a person whose income comes from regular unearned amounts such as from rent payments.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
rentier[ˈrɒntɪeɪ] N → rentista mf
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005