1. A regular payment by a tenant to a landlord for use of some property.
2. The act of rending or ripping or splitting something; SYN. rip, split.
3. Obligatory payment for hiring property, made by a tenant to a landlord under the terms of a lease or tenancy agreement.
ETYM R. and Obs.
1. To hold under a lease or rental agreement; of goods and services; SYN. hire, charter, lease.
2. To let for money; of housing; SYN. lease.