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 rents it.

(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.

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 rent
In wine and bordel he dispent.

So bought an annual rent or two,
And liv'd, just as you see I do.

2. Pay; reward; share; toll. [Obs.]

Death, that taketh of high and low his rent.

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.

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