- a person who rents land, a house, or the like, from a tenant.
Origin of subtenant
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This was called subinfeudation, and the vassal of a vassal was called a subvassal or subtenant.An Introduction to the History of Western Europe
James Harvey Robinson
Subtenant, sub-ten′ant, n. a tenant who hires or leases from one who is also a tenant.
- a person who rents or leases property from a tenant
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