se tenant

adjective
se te·​nant | \ sə-ˈte-nənt How to pronounce se tenant (audio) , sē-; ˌse-tə-ˈnäⁿ \

Definition of se tenant

of postage stamps
: joined together as in the original sheet but differing in design, overprint, color, or perforation

First Known Use of se tenant

circa 1911, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for se tenant

French, literally, holding one another

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“Se tenant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/se%20tenant. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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