Variant of tenant
- a person who pays rent to occupy or use land, a building, etc.
- an occupant of or dweller in a specified place
- a person who possesses lands, etc. by any kind of title
Origin of tenantMiddle English tenaunt ; from Old French tenant, origin, originally present participle of tenir, to hold ; from Classical Latin tenere, to hold ; from Indo-European base an unverified form ten-, to pull, stretch from source thin
to hold as a tenant; occupy