tenantry

noun
ten·​ant·​ry | \ ˈte-nən-trē How to pronounce tenantry (audio) \
plural tenantries

Definition of tenantry

1 : tenancy
2 : a body of tenants

First Known Use of tenantry

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for tenantry

Middle English tenauntry "property let in exchange for money or feudal service, body of tenants," from tenaunt tenant entry 1 + -ry -ry

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The first known use of tenantry was in the 14th century

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“Tenantry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tenantry. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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