Definition of Tenants
1. Noun. (plural of tenant) ¹
2. Verb. (third-person singular of tenant) ¹
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Definition of Tenants
1. tenant [v] - See also: tenant
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Literary usage of Tenants
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books by William Blackstone, George Sharswood, Barron Field (1875)
"Independently of the words creating the estate, there certainly are cases in which equity will consider joint-tenants as tenants in common ; and one of ..."
2. Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books by William Blackstone (1876)
"They properly take by distinct moieties, and have no entirety of interest; and therefore there is no survivorship between tenants in common. ..."
3. Commentaries on the Laws of England by William Blackstone, William Carey Jones (1915)
"Services of the tenants.—I100! These tenants, therefore, though their tenure be absolutely copyhold, yet have an in~ terest equivalent to a freehold: for, ..."
4. The History of English Law Before the Time of Edward I by Frederick Pollock, Frederic William Maitland (1899)
"What can we make of the numerous cases in which a man has but three or four such tenants ? Does he hold a court for them ? Let us examine the vill of Upton ..."
5. Commentaries on American Law by James Kent (1901)
"But they differ from joint tenants in other respects in a most material degree. They are said to be seised like joint tenants per my ..."
6. View of the State of Europe During the Middle Ages by Henry Hallam (1878)
"Nor is it satisfactory to allege, without any proof, that this word should be restricted to the tenants in chief, contrary to what must appear to be its ..."
7. View of the State of Europe During the Middle Ages by Henry Hallam (1837)
"In England, the tenants in chief alone were called to the great councils before ... These military tenants were become in the reign of Henry III. far more ..."