The definition of a tenant is someone who rents land or property for their home or business.(noun)
An example of a tenant is a family who rents an apartment.
See tenant in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME tenaunt < OFr tenant, orig. prp. of tenir, to hold < L tenere, to hold < IE base *ten-, to pull, stretch > thin
See tenant in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from present participle of tenir, to hold
Origin: , from Latin tenēre; see ten- in Indo-European roots.
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