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se-tenant

or se ten·ant

[ suh-ten-uhnt, set-n-ahn, suh-tuh-nahn ]
/ səˈtɛn ənt, ˌsɛt nˈɑ̃, sə təˈnɑ̃ /
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noun Philately.

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.

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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
/ French (sə tənɑ̃) /

adjective

denoting two postage stamps of different face values and sometimes of different designs in an unseparated pair

noun

such a pair of stamps

Word Origin for se tenant

literally: holding together
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