Definition of tenantry in English:

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tenantry

Pronunciation: /ˈtenəntrē/

noun

1 [treated as singular or plural] The tenants of an estate.
Example sentences
  • The onerous task of distributing seed potatoes to the tenantry has just been completed.
  • Most of the tenantry chose to pay the rent rather than face being served with ejectment writs.
  • The duke's wealth was squeezed from rents and extracted from a starving tenantry.
2Tenancy.
Example sentences
  • The book is really about land tenure and tenantry.

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Syllabification: ten·ant·ry

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