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[suhb-ten-uh nt]
  1. a person who rents land, a house, or the like, from a tenant.
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Origin of subtenant

1400–50; late Middle English. See sub-, tenant
Related formssub·ten·an·cy, noun
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Historical Examples of subtenant

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for subtenant


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