[ koh-ten-uh nt ]
/ koʊˈtɛn ənt /


Origin of cotenant

First recorded in 1815–25; co- + tenant

Related forms

co·ten·an·cy, co·ten·ure [koh-ten-yer] /koʊˈtɛn yər/, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for co-tenant

  • Anything which tended to tighten the bonds which held him to his co-tenant would have been a thing to avoid.

    Lore of Proserpine|Maurice Hewlett
  • Emile de Girardin and our good Borget (his co-tenant at the time) wager the sale will be four hundred thousand copies.

    Balzac|Frederick Lawton
  • And Fortescue came into my life as a co-tenant, a brother-in-law.

British Dictionary definitions for co-tenant


/ (kəʊˈtɛnənt) /


a person who holds property jointly or in common with others

Derived Forms

cotenancy, noun
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