) KEY NOUN:
- The income of a government from all sources appropriated for the payment of the public expenses.
- Yield from property or investment; income.
- All the income produced by a particular source.
- A governmental department set up to collect public funds.
Middle English, from Old French, from feminine past participle of revenir
, to return
, from Latin revenre
, to come
; see gw-
in Indo-European roots