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ren·tier

 (räN-tyā′)
n.
A person who lives on income from property or investments.

[French, from rente, yearly income, from Old French; see rent1.]

rentier

(rɑ̃tje)
n
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.

rentier

A French word meaning someone who rents, used to mean a person whose income comes from regular unearned amounts such as from rent payments.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rentier - someone whose income is from property rents or bond interest and other investments
investor - someone who commits capital in order to gain financial returns
Translations

rentier

[ˈrɒntɪeɪ] Nrentista mf
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The despotic monarchy in France, meanwhile, learned that while it could clip coins and sell offices and tides to rentiers, it could not match the English in raising low coupon debt.