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English definition of “rentier”

rentier

noun [C] uk   /ˈrɒn.ti.eɪ/ us    /rɑ̃ːnˈtjeɪ/ formal mainly disapproving
a person whose money comes from investments and who therefore does not have to work: the rentier classFinancial investments and the stock marketWealthy people
(Definition of rentier from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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