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Definitions of tenant

  1. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. occupy as a tenant Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. any occupant who dwells in a place Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a holder of buildings or lands by any kind of title (as ownership or lease) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. One who has possession of any place; a dweller; an occupant. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To hold, occupy, or possess as a tenant. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. 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."
  9. One who possesses real estate by any right; one who rents property from another; an occupant. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. To hold by rent from another. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. One who holds or possesses land or property under another: one who has, on certain conditions, temporary possession of any place. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. To hold as a tenant. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. One who holds land or tenements of another. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. To hold or occupy as a tenant. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. To hold as tenant; occupy. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. One who holds lands or tenements under another; a lessee. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. A person holding land or other real estate under another, either by grant, lease, or at will; one who holds possession of any place; a dweller. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. To hold or possess as a tenant. Tenant in capite, or tenant in chief, is one who holds, by feudal tenure, immediately of the sovereign. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. One who holds possession of lands or houses under another; one who has the possession and use of any place for a limited time on certain conditions; a dweller; an occupier. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. 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. dictgcide_fs
  21. ten'ant, n. one who holds or possesses land or property under another, the payments and services which he owes to his superior constituting his tenure: one who has, on certain conditions, temporary possession of any place, an occupant.--v.t. to hold as a tenant.--n. TEN'ANCY, a holding by private ownership: a temporary holding of land or property by a tenant.--adj. TEN'ANTABLE, fit to be tenanted: in a state of repair suitable for a tenant.--n. TEN'ANT-FARM'ER, a farmer who rents a farm from the landlord.--adj. TEN'ANTLESS, without a tenant.--ns. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  22. One who occupies land or tenement under a landlord; (Law) person holding real property by private ownership, also, defendant in real action; occupant (of any place); t.-farmer (cultivating farm he does not own); t.-right, right of t. to continue tenancy, as long as he pays rent& acts properly, without injurious increase of rent, & to receive compensation from landlord if turned off; (v.t.) occupy as t. (esp. in p.p.). Hence or cogn. tenancy n., tenantless a. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  23. n. [French, Latin] One who has the occupation or temporary possession of lands or tenements, whose title is in another;-a dweller ; an occupant. Cabinet Dictionary

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