1. An amount paid or collected as rent.
2. A piece of property available for renting: summer rentals by the beach.
3. The act of renting.
4. An agency that rents something.
5. A list of tenants and schedule of rents. Also called rent-roll.
Of, relating to, or available for rent: rental income; rental properties.
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