se tenant

adjective se te·nant \sə-ˈte-nənt, sē-; ˌse-tə-ˈnäⁿ\

Definition of se tenant

of postage stamps

  1. :  joined together as in the original sheet but differing in design, overprint, color, or perforation

Origin and Etymology of se tenant

French, literally, holding one another

First Known Use: circa 1911

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