Pronunciation: (ränt), [key]
—pl. rentesPronunciation: (ränt). [key] French.
1. revenue or income, or the instrument evidencing a right to such periodic receipts.
2. rentes. Also called rentes sur l'é•tat Pronunciation: (ränt syr lā-ta'). [key]perpetual bonds issued by the French government.
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