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Meaning of RACK RENT

Pronunciation:  rak rent

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an extortionate rent
 
 See Also: rent

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Rack"-rent`\, n.
    A rent of the full annual value of the tenement, or near it;
    an excessive or unreasonably high rent. --Blackstone.
    
    
  2. \Rack"-rent`\, v. t.
    To subject to rack-rent, as a farm or tenant.
    
    
 

 

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