An example of revenue is all the money made by the government in a year.
Origin of revenue
- Middle English from Old French from feminine past participle of revenir to return from Latin revenīre re- re- venīre to come gwā- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- 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")