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Definition of "rente" [‖Rente]

  • In France, interest payable by government on indebtedness; the bonds, shares, stocks, etc. that represent government indebtedness. (noun)

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Use "rente" in a sentence
  • "I have soixante quinze mille livres de rente, which is fifteen thousand dollars a year in your money, and which goes much farther in France."
  • "A rente was a French government bond paying interest at regular intervals; the idea was extended to landlords.)"
  • "There are also plans to increase the "rente nucléaire," a tax levied on producers of nuclear power, and to spend part of the receipts on investing in renewable energy sources in the North Sea."