from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that pays rent to use or occupy land, a building, or other property owned by another.
- n. A dweller in a place; an occupant.
- n. Law One who holds or possesses lands, tenements, or sometimes personal property by any kind of title.
- transitive v. To hold as a tenant or be a tenant.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who pays a fee (rent) in return for the use of land, buildings, or other property owned by others.
- v. To hold as, or be, a tenant.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who holds or possesses lands, or other real estate, by any kind of right, whether in fee simple, in common, in severalty, for life, for years, or at will; also, one who has the occupation or temporary possession of lands or tenements the title of which is in another; -- correlative to landlord. See Citation from Blackstone, under tenement, 2.
- n. One who has possession of any place; a dweller; an occupant.
- transitive v. To hold, occupy, or possess as a tenant.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In law: A person who holds real property by private ownership, by any kind of title, either in fee, for life, for years, or at will.
- n. More specifically, one who holds under a superior owner, as a lessee or occupant for rent: used thus as correlative to landlord.
- n. A defendant in a real action. See action, 8 .
- n. One who has possession of anyplace; a dweller; an occupant.
- n. In heraldry, same as supporter.
- To hold or possess as a tenant; occupy.
- To let out to tenants.
- To live as a tenant; dwell.
- A corruption of tenon.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. occupy as a tenant
- n. someone who pays rent to use land or a building or a car that is owned by someone else
- n. a holder of buildings or lands by any kind of title (as ownership or lease)
- n. any occupant who dwells in a place
_In theory_, the tenant in chief could not sell his land; he could sublet it to a _mesne tenant_, who stood to himself precisely in the same relation as he -- the tenant _in capite_ -- stood to the sovereign, the mesne tenant in his turn being bound to render certain _services_ to his over lord, and liable to forfeit his _lease_ -- for in theory it was that -- if certain contingencies happened.
Jnyirwedpe imdi/cendirt defendant pleads to part npft'-temttrt, and fhews who is tenant to the other part; that demandant had entered; and replication to noA-tenare, that the tenant was tenant* &c.; demarrer to the refidoe; judgment for the de - mandant, for that the lad plea was reptignant, and alfo for that the time of thst entry of demandant is not ailedged, |.
"This is a sum of money allowed for College chambers to the former occupier, in consideration of repairs or fitting up, and fur - niture, and is frequently transferred from one tenant to another in succession, a tenant* being answerable to a person so repairing or fitting up at two or three removes. —
Another tenant is a person, not a thing, not part of the amenities.
On the rare occasions when we actually have a deadline, because a tenant is arriving, or some such, I do give advance (one or two months ') notice and we do reward meeting deadlines when it becomes necessary to have one.
But Fuller doubted the plan would work in what he described as a tenant's market.
One kind of tenant is a corporation's back-office operations or an entire division that can be separated from the
The tenant is very successful so the capitalized percentage of the gross exceeds values of comparable properties in the area.
If a tenant is too dangerous to be living among the free, the state and only the state should make that determination and restrict his abode.
Its victims, with grim humor, call it "tenant - house rot."