(Re*nown"less), a. Without renown; inglorius.
(Rens"se*laer*ite) n. (Min.) A soft, compact variety of talc,, being an altered pyroxene.
It is often worked in a lathe into inkstands and other articles.
(Rent) v. i. To rant. [R. & Obs.] Hudibras.
(Rent), imp. & p. p. of Rend.
(Rent), n. [From Rend.]
1. An opening made by rending; a break or breach made by force; a tear.
See what a rent the envious Casca made.Shak.
2. Figuratively, a schism; a rupture of harmony; a separation; as, a rent in the church.
Syn. Fissure; breach; disrupture; rupture; tear; dilaceration; break; fracture.
(Rent), v. t. To tear. See Rend. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Rent), 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.
[Bacchus] a waster was and all his rentGower.
In wine and bordel he dispent.
So bought an annual rent or two,Pope.
And liv'd, just as you see I do.
2. Pay; reward; share; toll. [Obs.]
Death, that taketh of high and low his rent.Chaucer.
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.
The term rent is also popularly applied to compensation for the use of certain personal chattels, as a
piano, a sewing machine, etc.
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.
(Rent), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rented; p. pr. & vb. n. Renting.] [F. renter. See Rent, n.]
1. To grant the possession and enjoyment of, for a rent; to lease; as, the owwner of an estate or house