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rev·e·nue  audio  (rv-n, -ny) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. The income of a government from all sources appropriated for the payment of the public expenses.
  2. Yield from property or investment; income.
  3. All the income produced by a particular source.
  4. A governmental department set up to collect public funds.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English, from Old French, from feminine past participle of revenir, to return, from Latin revenre : re-, re- + venre, to come; see gw- in Indo-European roots


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