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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: A person who lives on income from rent, interest, etc.
From French rentier (a person of independent means), from rente (private income). Earliest documented use: 1650.
“It is she, the landlady, who makes the observation from her situation as the comfortable rentier.”
Ann Blake; Christina Stead’s Politics of Place; University of Western Australia Press; 1999.
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