Se-tenant meaning

sə-tĕnənt, sĕtn-äɴ, sə-tə-näɴ
Relating to or being commemorative stamps that are printed together on the same sheet but differ from one another.
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Designating or of postage stamps joined together as pairs or larger sets, but differing in design, denomination, overprint, etc.
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A se-tenant stamp.
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A set of postage stamps with differing values, colours, etc, but printed on the same sheet.
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Origin of se-tenant

  • French se reflexive pron. tenant present participle of tenir to hold

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French se tenant (“holding each other"), present participle of se tenir (“to hold each other")

    From Wiktionary