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.
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