se-tenant

or se ten·ant

[suh-ten-uh nt, set-n-ahn, suh-tuh-nahn]
noun Philately.
  1. a group of stamps that differ in color, value, or design but are printed together on the same sheet and are collected without separating the stamps.

Origin of se-tenant

1910–15; < French: literally, standing, remaining, holding together, equivalent to se 3rd singular reflexive pronoun + tenant present participle of tenir to hold (see tenant)
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British Dictionary definitions for se tenant

se tenant

adjective
  1. denoting two postage stamps of different face values and sometimes of different designs in an unseparated pair
noun
  1. such a pair of stamps

Word Origin for se tenant

literally: holding together
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