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tenant

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noun ten·ant \ˈte-nənt\

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

  1. 1a :  one who holds or possesses real estate or sometimes personal property (as a security) by any kind of rightb :  one who has the occupation or temporary possession of lands or tenements of another; specifically :  one who rents or leases (as a house) from a landlord

  2. 2 :  occupant, dweller

ten·ant·less play \-ləs\ adjective

Examples of tenant

  1. A tenant is now leasing the apartment.

  2. <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


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tenant

transitive verb ten·ant

Definition of tenant

  1. :  to hold or occupy as or as if as a tenant :  inhabit

ten·ant·able play \-nən-tə-bəl\ adjective


1634

First Known Use of tenant

1634




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