Definition of Tenancy

1. Noun. An act of being a tenant or occupant.

Exact synonyms: Occupancy
Generic synonyms: Abidance, Residence, Residency
Specialized synonyms: Habitation, Inhabitancy, Inhabitation
Derivative terms: Occupant, Occupy, Tenant, Tenant, Tenant



Definition of Tenancy

1. n. A holding, or a mode of holding, an estate; tenure; the temporary possession of what belongs to another.

Definition of Tenancy

1. Noun. The occupancy of property etc, under a lease, or by paying rent. ¹

2. Noun. The period of occupancy by a tenant. ¹

3. Noun. The property occupied by a tenant. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tenancy

1. the temporary occupancy of something that belongs to another [n -CIES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Tenancy

tenacula
tenaculum
tenaculum forceps
tenaculums
tenacy
tenail
tenaille
tenailles
tenaillon
tenails
tenalgia
tenalgia crepitans
tenancies
tenancies by the entirety
tenancies for life
tenancy (current term)
tenancy by the entirety
tenancy for life
tenant
tenant-in-chief
tenant farmer
tenant farmers
tenant saw
tenant saws
tenantable
tenantableness
tenanted
tenanting
tenantless
tenantlike

Literary usage of Tenancy

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

1. A Treatise on Wills by Thomas Jarman, Leopold George Gordon Robbins, Melville Madison Bigelow (1893)
"[*1115] JOIST tenancy AND tenancy IN COMMON. I. Joint-tenancy, Tenancies by Entireties, and tenancy m Common 1115 II. What words create a tenancy in Common ..."

2. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"Forms of tenancy.— The following arc the principal forms of tenancy (i.) tenancy for Life.—A lease for life must be made by deed, and the term may be the ..."

3. The Annual Register edited by Edmund Burke (1882)
"Land Law Bill. if the tenancy had been sold to him by the testator. Where the tenant of any such tenancy has bequeathed his tenancy to more than one person ..."

4. A Selection of Leading Cases on Various Branches of the Law: With Notes by John William Smith, Richard Henn Collins Collins, Robert George Arbuthnot (1889)
"В., ruled that this was a determination of the will, and that a new tenancy commenced on the defendant's retaining possession after that period; and, ..."

5. Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books by William Blackstone, George Sharswood, Barron Field (1875)
"A tenancy in common may also be created by express limitation in a deed ; but here care must be taken not to insert words which imply a joint-estate ..."

6. Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books by William Blackstone, George Sharswood, Barron Field (1908)
"But the law is apt in its constructions to favour joint- tenancy rather than tenancy in common ;(м) because the divisible services issuing from land (as ..."

7. A Treatise on Wills by Thomas Jarman, Joseph Fitz Randolph, William Talcott (1881)
"Under a devise or bequest to a plurality of persons concurrently, it becomes necessary to consider whether they take joint or Joint tenancy several ..."

8. A Treatise on Wills by Thomas Jarman (1844)
"What Words create a tenancy tn common. III. Some Miscellaneous Questions. I. UNDER a devise or bequest to a plurality of persons joint-tenancy concurrently, ..."

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