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 for Rent roll
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rent \Rent\ (r[e^]nt), n. [F. rente, LL. renta, fr. L. reddita,
     fem. sing. or neut. pl. of redditus, p. p. of reddere to give
     back, pay. See Render.]
     1. Income; revenue. See Catel. [Obs.] "Catel had they
        enough and rent." --Chaucer.
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              [Bacchus] a waster was and all his rent
              In wine and bordel he dispent.        --Gower.
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              So bought an annual rent or two,
              And liv'd, just as you see I do.      --Pope.
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     2. Pay; reward; share; toll. [Obs.]
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              Death, that taketh of high and low his rent.
                                                    --Chaucer.
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     3. (Law) A certain periodical profit, whether in money,
        provisions, chattels, or labor, issuing out of lands and
        tenements in payment for the use; commonly, a certain
        pecuniary sum agreed upon between a tenant and his
        landlord, paid at fixed intervals by the lessee to the
        lessor, for the use of land or its appendages; as, rent
        for a farm, a house, a park, etc.
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     Note: The term rent is also popularly applied to compensation
           for the use of certain personal chattels, as a piano, a
           sewing machine, etc.
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     4. (Polit. Econ.)
        (a) That portion of the produce of the earth paid to the
            landlord for the use of the "original and
            indestructible powers of the soil;" the excess of the
            return from a given piece of cultivated land over that
            from land of equal area at the "margin of
            cultivation." Called also economic rent, or
            Ricardian rent. Economic rent is due partly to
            differences of productivity, but chiefly to advantages
            of location; it is equivalent to ordinary or
            commercial rent less interest on improvements, and
            nearly equivalent to ground rent.
        (b) Loosely, a return or profit from a differential
            advantage for production, as in case of income or
            earnings due to rare natural gifts creating a natural
            monopoly.
            [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     Black rent. See Blackmail, 3.
  
     Forehand rent, rent which is paid in advance; foregift.
  
     Rent arrear, rent in arrears; unpaid rent. --Blackstone.
  
     Rent charge (Law), a rent reserved on a conveyance of land
        in fee simple, or granted out of lands by deed; -- so
        called because, by a covenant or clause in the deed of
        conveyance, the land is charged with a distress for the
        payment of it. --Bouvier.
  
     Rent roll, a list or account of rents or income; a rental.
        
  
     Rent seck (Law), a rent reserved by deed, but without any
        clause of distress; barren rent. A power of distress was
        made incident to rent seck by Statute 4 George II. c. 28.
        
  
     Rent service (Eng. Law), rent reserved out of land held by
        fealty or other corporeal service; -- so called from such
        service being incident to it.
  
     White rent, a quitrent when paid in silver; -- opposed to
        black rent.
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