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rentier Syllabification: ren·tier
Pronunciation: /ˌränˈtyā/

Definition of rentier in English:


A person living on income from property or investments.
Example sentences
  • Both the rentiers and the speculators are capitalists; both have money as an important goal.
  • Traders, industrialists, and working-class consumers had every reason to complain that they were paying heavy taxes to support idle rentiers who had invested in the national debt.
  • Did the financial power of rentiers harm the transnational corporations?


French, from rente 'dividend'.

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