se tenant


se te·​nant sə-ˈte-nənt How to pronounce se tenant (audio)
of postage stamps
: joined together as in the original sheet but differing in design, overprint, color, or perforation

Word History


French, literally, holding one another

First Known Use

circa 1911, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of se tenant was circa 1911

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Cite this Entry

“Se tenant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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