I. noun Date: 14th century 1. an amount paid or collected as rent 2. something that is rented 3. an act of renting 4. a business that rents something II. adjective Date: 15th century 1. a. of or relating to rent b. available for rent 2. dealing in rental property <
a rental agency

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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