rev·e·nue (rĕvə-n, -ny)
1. The income of a government from all sources appropriated for the payment of the public expenses.
2. Yield from property or investment; income.
3. All the income produced by a particular source.
4. A governmental department set up to collect public funds.
[Middle English, from Old French, from feminine past participle of revenir, to return, from Latin revenīre : re-, re- + venīre, to come; see gwā- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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