Rack-rent


Rack-rent
Rack-rent Rack"-rent`, v. t. To subject to rack-rent, as a farm or tenant. [1913 Webster]

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  • Rack-rent — denotes two different concepts: # an excessive or extortionate rent, or # the full rent of a property, including both land and improvements.The second definition is equivalent to the economic rent of the land plus interest on capital improvements …   Wikipedia

  • rack rent — A rent which is kept to an open market level during the period of a lease by rent reviews at regular intervals, usually three or five years. This usually means that the tenant obtains little inherent value in the lease because the rent does not… …   Law dictionary

  • rack rent — ➔ rent2 * * * rack rent UK US noun [C] PROPERTY ► a rent that is agreed between the owner of a property and the person renting it, rather than being fixed or controlled by law: »The terms of the lease may prohibit letting except at a rack rent.… …   Financial and business terms

  • rack-rent — rack renter, n. /rak rent /, n. 1. Also, rack rent. rent equal to or nearly equal to the full annual value of a property. v.t. 2. to exact the highest possible rent for. 3. to demand rack rent from. [1600 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • rack-rent — [rak′rent΄] n. [ RACK1, vt. 4 + RENT1] an excessively high rent; esp., a rent whose annual amount is equal, or almost equal, to the value of the property vt. to exact rack rent from …   English World dictionary

  • rack-rent|er — «RAK REHN tuhr», noun. 1. a person subjected to rack rent. 2. a person who exacts rack rent …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rack-rent — (r[a^]k r[e^]nt ), n. A rent of the full annual value of the tenement, or near it; an excessive or unreasonably high rent. Blackstone. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rack-rent — rack′ rent n. rent equal to or nearly equal to the full annual value of a property …   From formal English to slang

  • rack rent — noun an extortionate rent • Hypernyms: ↑rent * * * noun Etymology: rack (IV) : a rent equal or nearly equal to the full annual value of the property : an excessive or unreasonably high rent * * * 1. n. an extortionate or very high rent, esp. an… …   Useful english dictionary

  • rack-rent — UK / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms rack rent : singular rack rent plural rack rents business rent that is unfairly high …   English dictionary


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