1. One that pays rent to use or occupy land, a building, or other property owned by another.
2. A dweller in a place; an occupant.
tr. & intr.v. ten·ant·ed, ten·ant·ing, ten·ants
To hold as a tenant or be a tenant.
[Middle English, from Old French, from present participle of tenir, to hold, from Latin tenēre; see ten- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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