Arson…Whole streets of tenements and warehouses abandoned to smolder.
Many have been evicted not from tenements and slums, but from suburbs and McMansions.
In round numbers, one-fifth of the entire population of London lived in these tenements.
I am sick and tired of having Phillida risk her life in the tenements.
Jurors impaneled in London shall be of lands, tenements, or goods and chattels, to the value of 133s.
We were going to the tenements where most of the Russians meet of an evening.
He has never found time to explain how the fact fits into his general theory that life is not unbearable in the tenements.
I'm always amused when I read about the suffering in the tenements.
Real property consists of lands, tenements and hereditaments.
I went with Nora Ganey into the very poorest of all the tenements down by the docks.
c.1300, "holding of immovable property" (such as land or buildings,) from Anglo-French (late 13c.) and Old French tenement (12c.), from Medieval Latin tenementum "a holding, fief" (11c.), from Latin tenere "to hold" (see tenet). The meaning "dwelling place, residence" is attested from early 15c.; tenement house "house broken up into apartments, usually in a poor section of a city" is first recorded 1858, American English, from tenament in an earlier sense (especially in Scotland) "large house constructed to be let to a number of tenants" (1690s).