Rentier

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Updated: Aug 20, 2021

A supplier of capital who is paid in the form of interest and dividends. He does not, however, supply entrepreneurial services: he does not participate in managing the firm. The word is French in origin and is derived from ‘rente’, meaning interest (not the English rent, meaning, inter alia, the payment for land).

Reference: The Penguin Dictionary of Economics, 3rd edt.



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