verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- tenancy in common,
- tenant farmer,
- tenant farming,
- tenant in chief,
- tenant in common,
Origin of tenant
Examples from the Web for tenant
But the law itself is hard to enforce unless there is a specific complaint about a tenant.
Phineas has just suffered the defeat of his bill to strengthen the rights of Irish tenant farmers.
It occurs after Phineas has just suffered the defeat of his bill to improve the condition of Irish tenant farmers.
He said to police, the tenant's "face could have run into my hand."
In another instance, Sharif told a court he didn't hit a tenant from whom his brother and he were trying to collect back rent.
The proprietor, tenant or occupier who permits a place to be used for an infringing performance shall be deemed an infringer.Copyright: Its History and Its Law|Richard Rogers Bowker
"That's a dangerous feller," Glaubmann said as his tenant banged the street door behind him.Elkan Lubliner, American|Montague Glass
Tenant put forth all his horsemanship to avoid the interview.The Life of Benjamin Franklin|Mason Locke Weems
He considered soberly as to the probable owner of the house and whether he would be allowed to remain its tenant.The Copy-Cat and Other Stories|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
The Hugheses, father and son, stared at Tenant Jones in horror.The Return|H. Beam Piper and John J. McGuire
Word Origin for tenant
early 14c., "person who holds lands by title or by lease," from Anglo-French tenaunt (late 13c.), Old French tenant (12c.), noun use of present participle of tenir "to hold," from Latin tenere "hold, keep" (see tenet).