cotenant

noun
co·​ten·​ant | \ (ˌ)kō-ˈte-nənt How to pronounce cotenant (audio) \
variants: or co-tenant
plural cotenants or co-tenants

Definition of cotenant

: one who is a tenant along with one or more other tenants two businesses that have been cotenants in the same building for many years Should the relationship deteriorate, it is more difficult to get rid of a co-tenant whose name is on the lease than someone who has signed only a roommate agreement.— Susan Stellin

First Known Use of cotenant

1856, in the meaning defined above

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“Cotenant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cotenant. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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cotenant

noun
co·​ten·​ant | \ ˌkō-ˈte-nənt \

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