\ ˈräⁿ(n)t How to pronounce rente (audio) \

Definition of rente

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

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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, "The Bond That’s Still Paying Interest, 280 Years Later," 6 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of rente

1850, in the meaning defined above

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appealing forcibly to the mind or reason

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