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      n  
1    a payment made periodically by a tenant to a landlord or owner for the occupation or use of land, buildings, or other property, such as a telephone  
2      (Economics)  
a    that portion of the national income accruing to owners of land and real property  
b    the return derived from the cultivation of land in excess of production costs  
c       See       economic rent  
3    for rent     (Chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   available for use and occupation subject to the payment of rent  
      vb  
4    tr   to grant (a person) the right to use one's property in return for periodic payments  
5    tr   to occupy or use (property) in return for periodic payments  
6    intr; often foll by: at   to be let or rented (for a specified rental)  
     (C12: from Old French rente revenue, from Vulgar Latin rendere (unattested) to yield; see render)  
  rentability      n  
  rentable      adj  
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rent          [2]  
      n  
1    a slit or opening made by tearing or rending; tear  
2    a breach or division, as in relations  
      vb  
3       the past tense and past participle of       rend  

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rent         

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1   
      n   fee, hire, lease, payment, rental, tariff  
2   
      vb   charter, hire, lease, let  

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rent          [2]  
      n  
1    breach, break, chink, crack, flaw, gash, hole, opening, perforation, rip, slash, slit, split, tear  
2    breach, break, cleavage, discord, dissension, disunity, division, faction, rift, rupture, schism, split  

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! Rent Seeking vi.
When a large group of competing corporations hope to use the government to protect or enhance their interests.
Economic Term.

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