: a government security (as in France) paying interest
also : the interest paid

Examples of rente in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Linotte rente has endured five French republics, two world wars and persistent, if unsuccessful, attempts by the French government to get rid of it. Georgi Kantchev, WSJ, 6 Jan. 2019

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Word History

Etymology

French

First Known Use

1850, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rente was in 1850

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“Rente.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rente. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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