14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1
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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“Tenantry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tenantry. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.
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