Pronunciation: rĕnt
v. i.1.To rant.
imp. & p. 1.imp. & p. p. of Rend.
n.1.An opening made by rending; a break or breach made by force; a tear.
See what a rent the envious Casca made.
- Shak.
2.Figuratively, a schism; a rupture of harmony; a separation; as, a rent in the church.
v. t.1.To tear. See Rend.
n.1.Income; revenue. See Catel.
So bought an annual rent or two,
And liv'd, just as you see I do.
- Pope.
2.Pay; reward; share; toll.
Death, that taketh of high and low his rent.
- Chaucer.
3.(Law) A certain periodical profit, whether in money, provisions, chattels, or labor, issuing out of lands and tenements in payment for the use; commonly, a certain pecuniary sum agreed upon between a tenant and his landlord, paid at fixed intervals by the lessee to the lessor, for the use of land or its appendages; as, rent for a farm, a house, a park, etc.
4.(Polit. Econ.) That portion of the produce of the earth paid to the landlord for the use of the "original and indestructible powers of the soil;" the excess of the return from a given piece of cultivated land over that from land of equal area at the "margin of cultivation." Called also economic rent, or Ricardian rent. Economic rent is due partly to differences of productivity, but chiefly to advantages of location; it is equivalent to ordinary or commercial rent less interest on improvements, and nearly equivalent to ground rent.
Black rent
See Blackmail, 3.
Forehand rent
rent which is paid in advance; foregift.
Rent arrear
(Law) a rent reserved on a conveyance of land in fee simple, or granted out of lands by deed; - so called because, by a covenant or clause in the deed of conveyance, the land is charged with a distress for the payment of it.
- Blackstone.
Rent roll
a list or account of rents or income; a rental.
- Bouvier.
Rent seck
(Law) a rent reserved by deed, but without any clause of distress; barren rent. A power of distress was made incident to rent seck by Statute 4 George II. c. 28.
Rent service
(Eng. Law) rent reserved out of land held by fealty or other corporeal service; - so called from such service being incident to it.
White rent
a quitrent when paid in silver; - opposed to black rent.
v. t.1.To grant the possession and enjoyment of, for a rent; to lease; as, the owwner of an estate or house rents it.
[imp. & p. p. Rented; p. pr. & vb. n. Renting.]
2.To take and hold under an agreement to pay rent; as, the tennant rents an estate of the owner.
v. i.1.To be leased, or let for rent; as, an estate rents for five hundred dollars a year.
Noun1.Rentrent - a regular payment by a tenant to a landlord for use of some property
2.rent - an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart; "there was a rip in his pants"; "she had snags in her stockings"
Synonyms: rip, tear, snag, split
3.rent - the return derived from cultivated land in excess of that derived from the poorest land cultivated under similar conditions
Synonyms: economic rent
4.rent - the act of rending or ripping or splitting something; "he gave the envelope a vigorous rip"
Synonyms: rip, split
Verb1.rent - let for money; "We rented our apartment to friends while we were abroad"
Synonyms: lease
2.rent - grant use or occupation of under a term of contract; "I am leasing my country estate to some foreigners"
Synonyms: lease, let
3.rent - engage for service under a term of contract; "We took an apartment on a quiet street"; "Let's rent a car"; "Shall we take a guide in Rome?"
Synonyms: charter, hire, lease, engage, take
4.rent - hold under a lease or rental agreement; of goods and services
Synonyms: charter, hire, lease

RENT, estates, contracts. A certain profit in money, provisions, chattels, or labor, issuing out of lands and tenements in retribution for the use. 2 Bl. Com. 41; 14 Pet. Rep. 526; Gilb., on Rents, 9; Co. Litt. 142 a; Civ. Code of Lo. art. 2750; Com. on L. & T. 95; 1 Kent, Com. 367; Bradb. on Distr. 24; Bac. Ab. h.t.; Crabb, R. P. SSSS 149-258.
     2. A rent somewhat resembles an annuity, (q.v.) their difference consists in the fact that the former issues out of lands, and the latter is a mere personal charge.
     3. At common law there were three kinds of rents; namely, rent-service, rent-charge, and rent-seek. When the tenant held his land by fealty or other corporeal service, and a certain rent, this was called rent-service; a right of distress was inseparably incident to this rent.
     4. A rent-charge is when the rent is created by deed and the fee granted; and as there is no fealty annexed to such a grant of rent, the right of distress is not in incident; and it requires an express power of distress to be annexed to the grant, which gives it the name of a rent- charge, because the lands are, by the deed, charged with a distress. Co. Litt. 143 b.
     5. Rent-seek, or a dry or barren rent, was rent reserves by deed, without a clause of distress, and in a case in which the owner of the rent had no future interest or reversion in the land, he was driven for a remedy to a writ of annuity or writ of assize.
     6. But the statute of 4 Geo. II. c. 28, abolished all distinction in the several kinds of rent, so far as to give the remedy by distress in cases of rents-seek, rents of assize, and chief rents, as in the case of rents reserved upon a lease. In Pennsylvania, a distress is inseparably incident to every species of rent that may be reduced to a certainty. 2 Rawle's Rep. 13. In New York, it seems the remedy by distress exists for all kinds of rent. 3 Kent Com. 368. Vide Distress; 18 Viner's Abr. 472; Woodf, L. & T. 184 Gilb. on Rents Com. Dig. h.t.. Dane's Ab. Index, h.t.
     7. As to the time when the rent becomes due, it is proper to observe, that there is a distinction to be made. It becomes due for the purpose of making a demand to take advantage of a condition of reentry, or to tender it to save a forfeiture, at sunset of the day on which it is due: but it is not actually due till midnight, for any other purpose. An action could not be supported which had been commenced on the day it became due, although commenced after sunset; and if the owner of the fee died between sunset and midnight of that day, the heir and not the executor would be entitled to the rent. 1 Saund. 287; 10 Co. 127 b; 2 Madd. Ch. R. 268; 1 P. Wms. 177; S. C. 1 Salk, 578. See generally, Bac. Ab. h.t.; Bouv. Inst. Index h.t.; and Distress; Reentry.

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-- Rent --
Rent arrear
rent collector
Rent must be reserved to him from whom the state of the land moveth
rent out
Rent roll
Rent seck
Rent service
rental collection
rental income
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