noun ren·tier \räⁿ-ˈtyā\

Definition of RENTIER

:  a person who lives on income from property or securities

Origin of RENTIER

French, from Old French, from rente
First Known Use: circa 1847

Other Economics Terms

actuary, compound interest, globalization, indemnity, portfolio, stagflation, usurer


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