Simple Definition of tenant
: a person, business, group, etc., that pays to use another person's property : someone who rents or leases a house, apartment, etc., from a landlord
Full Definition of tenant
Examples of tenant
A tenant is now leasing the apartment.
<the laundry in the basement is for tenants only>
Origin of tenant
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from present participle of tenir to hold
First Known Use: 14th century
Rhymes with tenant
First Known Use of tenant
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