Ricardian rent
Rent Rent (r[e^]nt), n. [F. rente, LL. renta, fr. L. reddita, fem. sing. or neut. pl. of redditus, p. p. of reddere to give back, pay. See {Render}.] 1. Income; revenue. See {Catel}. [Obs.] ``Catel had they enough and rent.'' --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

[Bacchus] a waster was and all his rent In wine and bordel he dispent. --Gower. [1913 Webster]

So bought an annual rent or two, And liv'd, just as you see I do. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

2. Pay; reward; share; toll. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Death, that taketh of high and low his rent. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

Note: The term rent is also popularly applied to compensation for the use of certain personal chattels, as a piano, a sewing machine, etc. [1913 Webster]

4. (Polit. Econ.) (a) 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. (b) Loosely, a return or profit from a differential advantage for production, as in case of income or earnings due to rare natural gifts creating a natural monopoly. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Black rent}. See {Blackmail}, 3.

{Forehand rent}, rent which is paid in advance; foregift.

{Rent arrear}, rent in arrears; unpaid rent. --Blackstone.

{Rent charge} (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. --Bouvier.

{Rent roll}, a list or account of rents or income; a rental.

{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. [1913 Webster]


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  • Rent — (r[e^]nt), n. [F. rente, LL. renta, fr. L. reddita, fem. sing. or neut. pl. of redditus, p. p. of reddere to give back, pay. See {Render}.] 1. Income; revenue. See {Catel}. [Obs.] Catel had they enough and rent. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] [Bacchus]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rent arrear — Rent Rent (r[e^]nt), n. [F. rente, LL. renta, fr. L. reddita, fem. sing. or neut. pl. of redditus, p. p. of reddere to give back, pay. See {Render}.] 1. Income; revenue. See {Catel}. [Obs.] Catel had they enough and rent. Chaucer. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rent charge — Rent Rent (r[e^]nt), n. [F. rente, LL. renta, fr. L. reddita, fem. sing. or neut. pl. of redditus, p. p. of reddere to give back, pay. See {Render}.] 1. Income; revenue. See {Catel}. [Obs.] Catel had they enough and rent. Chaucer. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rent roll — Rent Rent (r[e^]nt), n. [F. rente, LL. renta, fr. L. reddita, fem. sing. or neut. pl. of redditus, p. p. of reddere to give back, pay. See {Render}.] 1. Income; revenue. See {Catel}. [Obs.] Catel had they enough and rent. Chaucer. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rent seck — Rent Rent (r[e^]nt), n. [F. rente, LL. renta, fr. L. reddita, fem. sing. or neut. pl. of redditus, p. p. of reddere to give back, pay. See {Render}.] 1. Income; revenue. See {Catel}. [Obs.] Catel had they enough and rent. Chaucer. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rent service — Rent Rent (r[e^]nt), n. [F. rente, LL. renta, fr. L. reddita, fem. sing. or neut. pl. of redditus, p. p. of reddere to give back, pay. See {Render}.] 1. Income; revenue. See {Catel}. [Obs.] Catel had they enough and rent. Chaucer. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ricardian economics — David Ricardo was born in 1772 and made a fortune by later becoming a stockbroker and loan broker (Henderson 826, Fusfeld 325). At the age of 27, he read An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith and was energized… …   Wikipedia

  • Ricardian theory of rent — /ri kahr dee euhn/. See economic rent. [after David RICARDO; see IAN] * * * …   Universalium

  • Ricardian theory of rent — /ri kahr dee euhn/. See economic rent. [after David RICARDO; see IAN] …   Useful english dictionary

  • ricardian — rə̇ˈkärdēən adjective Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: David Ricardo died 1823 English economist + English ian : of or relating to the English political economist Ricardo or to his theory of rent as an economic surplus …   Useful english dictionary

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