- any species of permanent property, as lands, houses, rents, an office, or a franchise, that may be held of another.
- tenements, freehold interests in things immovable considered as subjects of property.
Words nearby tenement
Origin of tenement
OTHER WORDS FROM tenementten·e·men·tal [ten-uh-men-tl] /ˌtɛn əˈmɛn tl/, ten·e·men·ta·ry [ten-uh-men-tuh-ree] /ˌtɛn əˈmɛn tə ri/, adjectiveten·e·ment·ed, adjective
Examples from the Web for tenement
She got involved with the early labor movement and with tenement reform.
He then specified the salary and commission to be paid, and engaged Mr. Feldman to draw the deed for the tenement house.Potash & Perlmutter|Montague Glass
I know of eight tenement babies born down there in this one week.His Family|Ernest Poole
I spoke of the instinct for the crowd in the tenement house boy as evidence that the slum had got its grip on him.A Ten Year War|Jacob A. Riis
And so it comes down to the tenement, the destroyer of individuality and character everywhere.
The drift in tenement building, as in everything else, is toward concentration, and helps smooth the way.