from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The rent at which land is let for building purposes.


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  • Now ground-rent is payment for the labor of nature!

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  • When land is held out of use, the cost of its use (the basic ground-rent) raises due to the competition of the amount of it that remains available for use.

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  • This results in high production costs due to excessive ground-rent having to be paid by the entrepreneur, and consequently the amount of production is reduced and the demand for the product is slowed.

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  • The regulation of these land rights is a natural result of the introduction of the taxation of land values (after the value has been publicly declared on up-dated land maps) and the free use of earnings and money use outside of ground-rent on natural resources.

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  • Every proprietor therefore . . . owes to the community a ground-rent . . . for the land which he holds, or Land Value TaxLVT.

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  • The revenue is composed of three principal items; an ounce ($16) per head of negro embarked at Porto da Lenha; four per cent, on all goods sold, and, lastly, a hundred hard dollars monthly ground-rent — £l92 (English pound symbol) a year.

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  • Sometimes, as in the final, uncompleted chapter of Das Kapital (1867-95) which represents his most self-conscious effort to present a theory of strati - fication, Marx adopted the trichotomous functional scheme of Adam Smith, e.g.: “the owners merely of labor-power, owners of capital, and landowners, whose respective sources of income are wages, profit, and ground-rent ...”


  • I bought one of these houses, subject to the ground-rent, and moved into it as soon as finished.

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  • He could not help seeing, as in a mirror, under the veil of the mysterious postscript, the reflection of seven hundred thousand francs of ground-rent which made the splendid income of the General.

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  • But, shortly after the grant of an extended term to Sir W. Milman, handsome streets of family houses sprung up, and it was computed that a ground-rent of at least 1,600_l_. would accrue to the charity on the expiration of his lease.

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