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meaning: levy, tithe

租税== sozei == (noun) taxes, taxation
租借 ==  soshaku == (noun that can take する to act as a verb) lease

Left radical is 'rice plant', which here means 'harvested rice'. Right radical is 'furthermore' (且), which acts here phonetically to express 'pay'. This character originally referred to rice paid as taxes or tithe. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Furthermore, there is a levy on rice.'

Info from Taka Kanji Database
List of compounds including this character from Risu Dictionary

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