noun ten·an·cy \ˈte-nən(t)-sē\

: 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.)

plural ten·an·cies

Full Definition of TENANCY

:  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
:  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.

First Known Use of TENANCY

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