- 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.
Origin of tenement
Related formsten·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-house
"Now they'll cut back to the tenement-house stuff they shot last week," explained the Spanish girl.Merton of the Movies|Harry Leon Wilson
But once with us demoralization began, and the tenement-house guaranteed sure corruption for every tenant.Prisoners of Poverty|Helen Campbell
In twenty years what has been done in New York to solve the tenement-house problem?How the Other Half Lives|Jacob A. Riis
It is among this class of owners that nearly all the evils of the tenement-house system are found.Lights and Shadows of New York Life|James D. McCabe
This is the relation which the mass of the tenement-house workers and voters bear to life.The Leaven in a Great City|Lillian William Betts