[ ten-uh n-tree ]
/ ˈtɛn ən tri /


tenants collectively; the body of tenants on an estate.
the state or condition of being a tenant.


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Origin of tenantry

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at tenant, -ry
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British Dictionary definitions for tenantry

/ (ˈtɛnəntrɪ) /


tenants collectively, esp those with the same landlord
the status or condition of being a tenant
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