Definition of tenant in English:

tenant

Syllabification: ten·ant
Pronunciation: /ˈtenənt
 
/

noun

  • 1A person who occupies land or property rented from a landlord.
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    • 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.
    Synonyms
    occupant, resident, inhabitant; renter, leaseholder, lessee, lodger, roomer; squatter
  • 1.1 Law A person holding real property by private ownership.
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    • 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  
  • Occupy (property) as a tenant.
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    • 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.

Derivatives

tenantable

adjective
( • formal )
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  • 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.

tenantless

adjective
More example sentences
  • An investment property may be tenantless for two and three months some years.
  • For several months the building stood tenantless.
  • This tiny dwelling, intended for a shepherd, was tenantless.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French, literally 'holding', present participle of tenir, from Latin tenere.

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