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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n rent-roll a register of rents; includes the names of tenants and the amount of rent they pay
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n rent-roll A rental; a list or account of rents or income. See rental.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Rent-roll a roll or account of rents: a rental or schedule of rents
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. rente—L. reddita (pecunia), money paid—reddĕre, to pay.


In literature:

She had a clear rent-roll of 20,000l.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, Complete" by Various
Your rent-roll, how much is it?
"A Little Mother to the Others" by L. T. Meade
Without turning his hand, his rent-roll is five thousand pounds a year.
"Ben Blair" by Will Lillibridge
Our ancestry and rent roll are the small dust of the balance with Him.
"Medoline Selwyn's Work" by Mrs. J. J. Colter
It is said that the rent-roll of the Yorkshire estates of the late Sir Temple Devereux is not less than 15,000L.
"Henrietta Temple A Love Story" by Benjamin Disraeli
He, with his clerks, collects rents, and makes returns of a rent-roll, whose very recital would be wearisome.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2, No. 2, August, 1862" by Various
The rent-roll of his Grace was great: but that of his Lordship was incalculable.
"The Young Duke" by Benjamin Disraeli
Hippy had quickly rolled out of the way and jumped up, his face bloody, and his clothes showing rents where Henry's claws had raked them.
"Grace Harlowe's Overland Riders in the Great North Woods" by Jessie Graham Flower
And I am sure he was comfortably provided for, though I never heard the exact amount of his rent-roll.
"Molly Bawn" by Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
Antoine de Chaulieu was the son of a poor gentleman of Normandy, with a long genealogy, a short rent-roll, and a large family.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 3, August, 1850." by Various
His rent-roll is less than Abbot Litlington's, and there are heavier arrears.
"William de Colchester" by Ernest Harold Pearce
They conceive themselves to live under the tyranny of most cruel exacting landlords, who have no views farther than increasing their rent-rolls.
"Ireland in the Days of Dean Swift" by Jonathan Swift and J. Bowles (John Bowles) Daly
Have you any notion of what their rent-roll is?
"Cecil Castlemaine's Gage, Lady Marabout's Troubles, and Other Stories" by Ouida
They could not, therefore, be assessed according to any rent roll.
"An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations" by Adam Smith
And this fact is very evidently proved by the rent-rolls taken from the public records of the city of Arezzo.
"The Old Yellow Book" by Anonymous
Their quarterings were legion, their rent-rolls were miles long.
"The Maid of Honour, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by Lewis Wingfield
A bare title, an empty rent-roll.
"The Great House" by Stanley J. Weyman
Flashes of lightning rent the gloom, and the thunder rolled and broke in deafening crashes over head.
"The Second War with England, Vol. 2 of 2" by Joel Tyler Headley
In most account rolls a careful distinction was drawn between "rents of assize" and "farms.
"Medieval English Nunneries c. 1275 to 1535" by Eileen Edna Power
Above all, he required wealth, which it seems was not then easily to be obtained without the display of a long rent roll.
"Atrocious Judges" by John Campbell, Baron Campbell

In poetry:

Her healing tones have often brought
New gladness to my soul;
Her breath hath rent the darken'd clouds,
That often o'er it roll.
"Woman" by Thomas Frederick Young
The moon shone out, the stars were gay.
He saw the foxes run and play.
He rent his garments, he rolled around
In deep repentance on the ground.
"How Samson Bore Away The Gates Of Gaza" by Vachel Lindsay
To the dry-vined town
My tide roll'd down--
Dry lips and throats a-quiver,
Rent sky and sod
With shouts "From God
The strength of the mighty river!"
"The Ghosts Of The Trees" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
And backward in terror that foe was driven,
Their banners rent and their columns riven,
Wherever the tide of battle rolled
Over the Wilderness, wood and wold.
"Lee To The Rear" by John Reuben Thompson
The field was sown with noble blood,
The harvest reaped in burning tears,
When, rolling up its crimson flood,
Broke the long-gathering tide of years;
His diadem was rent away,
And beggars trampled on his clay.
"The Dying Seneca" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
O earth, earth, earth! where wilt thou hide thy slain?
How cover up the blood thy children pour in vain?
The air is rank with death, and rent with shrieks and groans,
For still the voice of war rolls out in thunder tones.
"To Mother Earth" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

In a national British campaign to be rolled out in coming weeks, marketing agency Cunning Stunts said it was about to start renting advertising space on the foreheads of university students.
Low-rent apartments do not necessarily deter investors, but because of the way such properties are purchased, increasing the annual rent roll becomes imperative.
Stuyvesant Town s buyers acted as if the increase in the rent rolls was plausible, but they, like many other players, didn t count on the end of cheap money.