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Definition of "rentier" [‖Ren•tier]

  • A person who lives on income from property or investments. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "rentier" in a sentence
  • "A rentier is a person who lives on income from property and investments."
  • "February 19th, 2010 at 9: 38 am morgan, rentier is a well established and well defined term. the fact that you are not familiar with it and have some definitions muddled is irrelevant."
  • "You see, in the past, Taiwan, when people heard about Keelung Harbor, Taichung Harbor, Kaohsiung Harbor, those areas were seen by most Taiwanese as "rentier" -- an area that was forbidden."