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tenancy

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noun ten·an·cy \ˈte-nən(t)-sē\

Simple Definition of tenancy

  • : the right to use another person's property (such as land, a house, etc.) for a short period of time

  • : the amount of time during which you are allowed to use another person's property

  • : the state or fact of owning property (such as land, a house, etc.)

Full Definition of tenancy

plural ten·an·cies

  1. 1 :  a holding of an estate or a mode of holding an estate; specifically :  the temporary possession or occupancy of something (as a house) that belongs to another

  2. 2 :  the period of a tenant's occupancy or possession

Examples of tenancy

  1. He was granted tenancy of the farm.

  2. During his tenancy, he tried to make as many improvements as he could.



1590

First Known Use of tenancy

1590



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