tenement

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noun ten·e·ment \ˈte-nə-mənt\

Definition of tenement

  1. 1a :  tenement houseb :  apartment, flatc :  a house used as a dwelling :  residence

  2. 2 :  any of various forms of corporeal property (such as land) or incorporeal property that is held by one person from another

  3. 3 :  dwelling

Examples of tenement in a Sentence

  1. an exhibit of pictures showing the tenements of the New York City neighborhood of Hell's Kitchen during the 1920s

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Origin and Etymology of tenement

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin tenementum, from Latin tenēre to hold — more at thin


First Known Use: 14th century


TENEMENT Defined for English Language Learners

tenement

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noun ten·e·ment \ˈte-nə-mənt\

Definition of tenement for English Language Learners

  • : a large building that has apartments or rooms for rent and that is usually in a poorer part of a city


TENEMENT Defined for Kids

tenement

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noun ten·e·ment \ˈte-nə-mənt\

Definition of tenement for Students

  1. :  a building divided into separate apartments for rent


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tenement

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noun ten·e·ment \ˈte-nə-mənt\

Legal Definition of tenement

  1. 1a :  any of various forms of property (as land) that is held by one person from another b :  an estate in property

  2. 2 :  dwelling

Origin and Etymology of tenement

Anglo-French, from Old French, from Medieval Latin tenementum, from Latin tenēre to hold



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