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KJV Dictionary / R / rent

KJV Dictionary Definition: rent

rent

RENT, pp. of rend. Torn asunder; split or burst by violence; torn.

RENT, n. from rend.

1. A fissure; a break or breach made by force; as a rent made in the earth, in a rock or in a garment.

2. A schism; a separation; as a rent in the church.

RENT, v.t. To tear. See Rend.

RENT, v.i. To rant. Not in use.

RENT, n.

A sum of money, or a certain amount of other valuable thing, issuing yearly from lands or tenements; a compensation or return, in the nature of an acknowledgment, for the possession of a corporeal inheritance.

Rents, at common law, are of three kinds; rent-service, rent-charge, and rent-seek. Rent-service is when some corporal service is incident to it, as by fealty and a sum of money; rent-charge is when the owner of the rent has no future interest or reversion expectant in the land, but the rent is reserved in the deed by a clause of distress for rent in arrear; rent-seek, dry rent, is rent reserved by deed, but without any clause of distress. There are also rents of assize, certain established rents of free-holders and copy-holders of manors, which cannot be varied; called also quit-rents. These when payable in silver, are called white rents, in contradistinction to rents reserved in work or the baser metals, called black rents, or black mail. Rack-rent is a rent of the full value of the tenement, or near it. A fee farm rent is a rent-charge issuing out of an estate in fee, of at least one fourth of the value of the lands at the time of its reservation.

RENT, v.t.

1. To lease; to grant the possession and enjoyment of lands or tenements for a consideration in the nature of rent. The owner of an estate or house rents it to a tenant for a term of years.

2. To take and hold by lease the possession of land or a tenement, for a consideration in the nature of rent. The tenant rents his estate for a year.

RENT, v.i. To be leased, or let for rent; as, an estate or a tenement rents for five hundred dollars a year.

rented

RENT'ED, pp. Leased on rent.

renting

RENT'ING, ppr. Leasing on rent; taking on rent.

Definitions from Webster's American Dictionary of the English Language, 1828.
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