Rent vs Infringement - What's the difference?

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Rent is a related term of infringement.

As nouns the difference between rent and infringement

is that rent is a payment made by a tenant at intervals in order to occupy a property or rent can be a tear or rip in some surface while infringement is a violation or breach, as of a law.

As a verb rent

is to occupy premises in exchange for rent or rent can be (rend).



Etymology 1

(etyl) rente, from .


(en noun)
  • A payment made by a tenant at intervals in order to occupy a property.
  • * , chapter=17
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=This time was most dreadful for Lilian. Thrown on her own resources and almost penniless, she maintained herself and paid the rent of a wretched room near the hospital by working as a charwoman, sempstress, anything.}}
  • A similar payment for the use of equipment or a service.
  • (economics) A profit from possession of a valuable right, as a restricted license to engage in a trade or business.
  • An object for which rent is charged or paid.
  • (obsolete) income; revenue
  • * Gower
  • [Bacchus] a waster was and all his rent / In wine and bordel he dispent.
  • * (Alexander Pope)
  • So bought an annual rent or two, / And liv'd, just as you see I do.
    Derived terms
    * rental * renting * rent strike


    (en verb)
  • To occupy premises in exchange for rent.
  • To grant occupation in return for rent.
  • To obtain or have temporary possession of an object (e.g. a movie) in exchange for money.
  • To be leased or let for rent.
  • The house rents for five hundred dollars a month.

    Etymology 2

    (etyl) . Variant form of renden.


    (en noun)
  • A tear or rip in some surface.
  • * 1913 ,
  • The brown paint on the door was so old that the naked wood showed between the rents .
  • A division or schism.
  • Verb

  • (rend)
  • infringement



    (en noun)
  • a violation or breach, as of a law
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=September 18 , author=Ben Dirs , title=Rugby World Cup 2011: England 41-10 Georgia , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=Georgia, ranked 16th in the world, dominated the breakdown before half-time and forced England into a host of infringements , but fly-half Merab Kvirikashvili missed three penalties.}}
  • an encroachment on a right, a person, a territory, or a property
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2008 , date=February 27 , author=Kira Cochrane , title=How could it happen again? , work=The Guardian citation , page= , passage=As soon as it was suggested that it was considering the Swedish model – in which men are criminalised for buying sex, but the women working in prostitution are decriminalised – a slew of prominent male columnists started arguing against this infringement on a man's right to purchase a woman's body. }}