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Rent (verb active 2)

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To Rent. v.a. [renter, Fr.]

  1. To hold by paying rent.

    When a servant is called before his master, it is often to know, whether he passed by such a ground, if the old man, who rents it, is in good health. Addison's Spectator.

  2. To set to a tenant.

Sources: Addison, Joseph (408) · Spectator (140)

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