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Tenant meaning

tenant - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. One who holds or possesses lands, or other real estate, by any kind of right, whether in fee simple, in common, in severalty, for life, for years, or at will; also, one who has the occupation or temporary possession of lands or tenements the title of which is in another; -- correlative to landlord. See Citation from Blackstone, under Tenement, 2.
  2. 2. One who has possession of any place; a dweller; an occupant.
  3. 3. To hold, occupy, or possess as a tenant.
  4. 4. Anyone, including a corporation, who rents real property, with or without a house or structure, from the owner ( called the landlord). The tenant may also be called the " lessee."
  5. 5. One who holds land or tenements of another.
  6. 6. To hold or occupy as a tenant.

tenant - examples of usage

  1. But as the tenant of a great farm it is quite another matter. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. It is the carriage of a tenant farmer- but what a tenant! - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  3. Some perhaps in their hearts thought that another day they might want a tenant, and this man would serve their turn. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
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