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Rack-rent

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The actual value or rent of a tenement, and not that modified form on which the rates and taxes are usually levied. (Saxon, ræcan, to stretch; Dutch, racken.)

“A rent which is equivalent, or nearly equivalent in amount, to the full annual value of the land, is a rack-rent.”—Encyclopœdia Britannica, vol. xx. p. 403.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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