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[ suhb-ten-uh nt ]
/ sʌbˈtɛn ənt /


a person who rents land, a house, or the like, from a tenant.

Nearby words

subsurface, subsystem, subtangent, subteen, subtemperate, subtenant, subtend, subtenure, subterfuge, subterminal, subternatural

Origin of subtenant

1400–50; late Middle English. See sub-, tenant
Related formssub·ten·an·cy, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for subtenant

  • Subtenant, sub-ten′ant, n. a tenant who hires or leases from one who is also a tenant.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)|Various
  • This was called subinfeudation, and the vassal of a vassal was called a subvassal or subtenant.

British Dictionary definitions for subtenant


/ (sʌbˈtɛnənt) /


a person who rents or leases property from a tenant
Derived Formssubtenancy, noun
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