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Definition of Tenant


  1. One who holds or possesses lands, or other real estate, by any kind of right, whether in fee simple, in common, in severalty, for life, for years, or at will; also, one who has the occupation or temporary possession of lands or tenements the title of which is in another; -- correlative to landlord. See Citation from Blackstone, under Tenement, 2.
  2. One who has possession of any place; a dweller; an occupant.
  3. To hold, occupy, or possess as a tenant.

Tenant Translations

tenant in Dutch is huurder
tenant in French is locataire
tenant in Italian is noleggiatore
tenant in Spanish is arrendante, arrendatario, inquilino