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.
verb[with object] (usually be tenanted) Back to top
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.
- ( 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.
- 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.
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