- 1 [treated as singular or plural] The tenants of an estate: he was addressed by his tenantry as ‘squire’More 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.
- 2 [mass noun] Tenancy: tenantry became almost a form of indentured servitudeMore example sentences
- The book is really about land tenure and tenantry.
More definitions of tenantryDefinition of tenantry in:
- The US English dictionary