Definition of Tenant

1. Noun. Someone who pays rent to use land or a building or a car that is owned by someone else. "The landlord can evict a tenant who doesn't pay the rent"

Exact synonyms: Renter
Specialized synonyms: Leaseholder, Lessee, Boarder, Lodger, Roomer
Generic synonyms: Payer, Remunerator
Derivative terms: Rent, Rent, Tenancy



2. Verb. Occupy as a tenant.
Generic synonyms: Dwell, Inhabit, Live, Populate
Derivative terms: Tenantry

3. Noun. A holder of buildings or lands by any kind of title (as ownership or lease).
Specialized synonyms: Cotenant, Life Tenant, Tenant Farmer
Generic synonyms: Holder
Derivative terms: Tenancy

4. Noun. Any occupant who dwells in a place.
Generic synonyms: Occupant, Occupier, Resident
Derivative terms: Tenancy

Definition of Tenant

1. n. 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. v. t. To hold, occupy, or possess as a tenant.

Definition of Tenant

1. Noun. One who pays a fee (rent) in return for the use of land, buildings, or other property owned by others. ¹

2. Noun. An occupant. ¹

3. Noun. (legal) One who holds a property by any kind of right, including ownership. ¹

4. Verb. To hold as, or be, a tenant. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tenant

1. to inhabit [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: inhabit

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tenant

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Literary usage of Tenant

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The History of English Law Before the Time of Edward I. by Frederick Pollock, Frederic William Maitland (1898)
"In the first place, it seems probable that in the past a tenant for tenant for life has been free to use and abuse the tenement as the law of [p. ..."

2. The History of English Law Before the Time of Edward I by Frederick Pollock, Frederic William Maitland (1899)
"In the first place, it seems probable that in the past a tenant for tenant for life has been free to use and abuse the tenement as the law of [p. ..."

3. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"There Is no controversy over the fact that from the year 1915 defendant was the tenant of the Christian's Women's Board. He says so expressly in his ..."

4. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1882)
"The question raised In the case was, what fixtures erected by the tenant during his term are movable by him. Jurisdiction. The llth section of the Act of ..."

5. Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books by William Blackstone, George Sharswood, Barron Field (1908)
"Mr. Christian, too, in his annotation upon the passage of the text, considers it as settled law that, if a tenant in tail after possibility, &c. cuts down ..."

6. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: From by Great Britain Court of Chancery, John Scott Eldon (1827)
"Upon appeal •' the Lord Chancellor held that Mr- Richards and Mr. Agar, for the Plaintiff, though the old First, as to the interest, it is clear the tenant ..."

7. Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books by William Blackstone, George Sharswood, Barron Field (1875)
"A tenant lor life without impeachment of waste, and a tenant in tail after possibility of issue extinct, seem to stand upon precisely the same footing in ..."

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