Definition of tenant in English:
- Almost a tenth of all houses are occupied by tenants renting from private landlords.
- You can sell your property, or find tenants to rent it.
- The oversupply of rental property has resulted in landlords cutting rents to attract tenants.
- In breach of covenant, the tenant has failed to complete the works.
- The lease here provides only that the tenant bears all the responsibility for maintenance.
verb[with object] (usually be tenanted) Back to top
- These standards will apply to all tenanted properties.
- They own 700 leased pubs and around 300 tenanted properties.
- Relatively few public companies specialise in buying tenanted property in the private residential sector.
- ( formal)Example sentences
- The landlord is simply going to re-market the property as it is, but on the basis that it will be put into good and tenantable repair.
- The only room regarded as tenantable by gentlemen, was, in fact, the coal-cellar in disguise.
- The structure and the exterior of the building are kept in good and tenantable condition.
Middle English: from Old French, literally 'holding', present participle of tenir, from Latin tenere.
Tenant is from an Old French word meaning literally ‘holding’, which came from Latin tenere ‘to hold’. This Latin verb also gave rise to late 16th-century tenable, and early 17th-century tenacious.
Words that rhyme with tenantlieutenant, pennant, subtenant
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