Recorded in English from 1433, "income from property or possessions", from Middle French revenue, from Old French "a return" (modern French 'revenu'), the prop. feminine past participle of revenir (“come back”) (=modern French), from Latin revenire (“to return, come back”), from re- (“back”) + venire (“to come”)
revenue (plural revenues)
- The income returned by an investment.
- The total income received from a given source.
- All income generated for some political entity's treasury by taxation and other means.
- (accounting) The total sales; turnover.
- (accounting) The net revenue, net sales.
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From the verb revenir
revenue f (plural revenues)
- Feminine singular past participle of revenir