Etymology
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rentier (n.)

"one who has a fixed income from investment" (in land, stocks, etc.), 1847, from French rentier, "holder of rental properties or investments that pay income," from rente "profit, income" (see rent (n.1), the old, broader sense of which survives in this).

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Definitions of rentier

rentier (n.)
someone whose income is from property rents or bond interest and other investments;
From wordnet.princeton.edu