rent seck

rent seck
/sek/, pl. rents seck.
a right to rent in which the renter does not have the usual power of collection by seizure of the tenant's goods. Also called dry rent.
[1425-75; late ME < AF rente seque lit., dry rent]

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  • Rent seck — Rent Rent (r[e^]nt), n. [F. rente, LL. renta, fr. L. reddita, fem. sing. or neut. pl. of redditus, p. p. of reddere to give back, pay. See {Render}.] 1. Income; revenue. See {Catel}. [Obs.] Catel had they enough and rent. Chaucer. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rent-seck — «REHNT SEHK», noun. (formerly) rent with the agreement that if the tenant defaulted the owner could not seize the tenant s goods. ╂[< Anglo French rente secque (literally) dry rent; rente < Vulgar Latin rendita < rendere (see etym. at… …   Useful english dictionary

  • rent seck — noun (plural rents seck) Etymology: Middle English rent sek, from Anglo French rente seque, literally, dry rent : a rent reserved or granted like a rent charge originally not having the right of distress but in England having a power of distress… …   Useful english dictionary

  • rent seck — A ground rent, reserved by the grantor upon an alienation of the fee, but without a right of distraint for collection. 32 Am J1st L & T § 1040 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Rent — (r[e^]nt), n. [F. rente, LL. renta, fr. L. reddita, fem. sing. or neut. pl. of redditus, p. p. of reddere to give back, pay. See {Render}.] 1. Income; revenue. See {Catel}. [Obs.] Catel had they enough and rent. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] [Bacchus]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rent arrear — Rent Rent (r[e^]nt), n. [F. rente, LL. renta, fr. L. reddita, fem. sing. or neut. pl. of redditus, p. p. of reddere to give back, pay. See {Render}.] 1. Income; revenue. See {Catel}. [Obs.] Catel had they enough and rent. Chaucer. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rent charge — Rent Rent (r[e^]nt), n. [F. rente, LL. renta, fr. L. reddita, fem. sing. or neut. pl. of redditus, p. p. of reddere to give back, pay. See {Render}.] 1. Income; revenue. See {Catel}. [Obs.] Catel had they enough and rent. Chaucer. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rent roll — Rent Rent (r[e^]nt), n. [F. rente, LL. renta, fr. L. reddita, fem. sing. or neut. pl. of redditus, p. p. of reddere to give back, pay. See {Render}.] 1. Income; revenue. See {Catel}. [Obs.] Catel had they enough and rent. Chaucer. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rent service — Rent Rent (r[e^]nt), n. [F. rente, LL. renta, fr. L. reddita, fem. sing. or neut. pl. of redditus, p. p. of reddere to give back, pay. See {Render}.] 1. Income; revenue. See {Catel}. [Obs.] Catel had they enough and rent. Chaucer. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Seck — Seck, a. [F. sec, properly, dry, L. siccus.] Barren; unprofitable. See {Rent seck}, under {Rent}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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