Etymology
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tenant (n.)

early 14c., "person who holds lands by title or by lease," from Anglo-French tenaunt (late 13c.), Old French tenant "possessor; feudal tenant" (12c.), noun use of present participle of tenir "to hold," from Latin tenere "hold, keep, grasp," from PIE root *ten- "to stretch." Related: Tenancy. Tenant-farmer attested from 1748.

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Definitions of tenant
1
tenant (n.)
someone who pays rent to use land or a building or a car that is owned by someone else;
the landlord can evict a tenant who doesn't pay the rent
Synonyms: renter
tenant (n.)
a holder of buildings or lands by any kind of title (as ownership or lease);
tenant (n.)
any occupant who dwells in a place;
2
tenant (v.)
occupy as a tenant;
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