- 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
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
Words nearby tenement
How to use tenement in a sentence
Born Josephine Occhiuto in Brooklyn, she grew up in a walk-up tenement building.
The Progressive Era was an age of civic experimentation at the level of the tenement, neighborhood, city, and state.How America Can Rebuild the Community Bonds It Needs to Face the Next Pandemic|Céline R. Gounder|January 11, 2022|Time
She got involved with the early labor movement and with tenement reform.
You've seen gingerbread houses...but have you ever made your own gingerbread tenement?
The road led to an old fashioned, high gabled farm-house at the foot of the hill; the only tenement visible from that lonely spot.The World Before Them|Susanna Moodie
Sam was lowered first to the roof of the tenement which we have said was already on fire, and stood ready to receive Liz.The Garret and the Garden|R.M. Ballantyne
Looking back through the rear window, he saw Carlson turn up a narrow walk between two tenement buildings.
Governor Street was just as dirty and squalid as any other tenement-house street in the poorer section of a middle-class city.
He has a wife and seven children living down on Governor Street, in a miserable tenement.