tenant
ten·ant /'te-nənt/ n [Anglo-French, from Old French, from present participle of tenir to hold, from Latin tenēre]: one who holds or possesses property by any kind of right: one who holds a tenancy in property; specif: one who possesses property in exchange for payment of rent see also lessee compare tenancy

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

tenant
I noun border, conductor, dweller, holder, householder, incola, inhabitant, inquilinus, landholder, landowner, leaseholder, lessee, lodger, occupant, occupier, one holding land of another, one occupying another's land, one occupying real property, one using real property, owner, paying guest, possessor, proprietor, rent payer, renter, resident associated concepts: disorderly tenant, eviction, holdover tenant, joint tenant, life tenant, objectionable tenant, subtenant, tenant at sufferance, tenant at will, tenant by the entirety, tenant for a fixed term, tenant from month to month, tenant in common, tenant per autre vie II index denizen, dwell (reside), habitant, inhabit, inhabitant, lessee, lodge (reside), lodger, occupant, reside, resident

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


tenant
Under a lease or tenancy agreement, the party who is given by the landlord the right to occupy the property on an exclusive basis in return for rent. The term will include a new tenant who takes an assignment of the new tenant's interest in the lease.

Easyform Glossary of Law Terms. — UK law terms.


tenant
n.
(1) A person who rents property from a landlord.
(2) A person who owns or possesses property.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


tenant
one who holds land under a lease or tenancy agreement.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


tenant
1) Anyone, including a corporation, who occupies or possesses land by right or title.
2) A person or corporation who rents real property, with or without a house or structure, from the owner landlord.
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


tenant
n.
1 The possessor or occupier of land by virtue of any kind of title or right.
=>> tenancy.
2 One who pays rent in order to temporarily occupy or possess someone else's land under the terms of a lease or similar document.
=>> lessee.
@ life tenant
a person with the right to use property for life, with no ability to bequeath same to own heirs.
The occupant of property under a life estate.
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Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


tenant
An individual who occupies or possesses land or premises by way of a grant of an estate of some type, such as in fee, for life, for years, or at will. A person who has the right to temporary use and possession of particular real property, which has been conveyed to that person by a landlord.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


tenant
An individual who occupies or possesses land or premises by way of a grant of an estate of some type, such as in fee, for life, for years, or at will. A person who has the right to temporary use and possession of particular real property, which has been conveyed to that person by a landlord.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

tenant
n.
   a person who occupies real property owned by another based upon an agreement between the person and the landlord/owner, almost always for rental payments.
   See also: tenancy

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • tenant — tenant, ante [ tənɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. et n. • XIIIe « tenace »; 1160 « stable, ferme »; de tenir I ♦ Adj. 1 ♦ Qui « se tient », ne s interrompt pas. Séance tenante. 2 ♦ (mil. XXe) Chemise à col tenant, qui ti …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • tenant — tenant, ante (te nan, nan t ) adj. 1°   Qui tient ; usité dans très peu de locutions. Séance tenante, dans le cours de la séance.    Je vous remercie, mais rancune tenante, c est à dire sans renoncer à ma rancune.    Anciennement, les plaids… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Tenant — Ten ant, n. [F. tenant, p. pr. of tenir to hold. See {Tenable}, and cf. {Lieutenant}.] 1. (Law) 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tenant — Tenant, Tantost signifie un homme chiche, Tenax. Tantost le limite par flanc, soit d un champ, soit d une maison, dont l opposite est Abboutissant, qui est le limite par front. Selon cette signification on dit, Bailler la declaration d un… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • tenant — TENÁNT, Ă adj. (Herald (heraldic).; despre figuri antropomorfe sau zoomorfe) Care susţine scutul cu stema propriu zisă. [< fr. tenant]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN  TENÁNT s. m. 1. (herald.) figură antropomorfă sau zoomorfă… …   Dicționar Român

  • tenant — [ten′ənt] n. [ME tenaunt < OFr tenant, orig. prp. of tenir, to hold < L tenere, to hold < IE base * ten , to pull, stretch > THIN] 1. a person who pays rent to occupy or use land, a building, etc. 2. an occupant of or dweller in a… …   English World dictionary

  • Tenant — Ten ant, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tenanted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tenanting}.] To hold, occupy, or possess as a tenant. [1913 Webster] Sir Roger s estate is tenanted by persons who have served him or his ancestors. Addison. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tenant — Porté en Limousin, en Périgord et dans le Lyonnais, correspond à l ancien français tenant (occitan tenent ), sans doute avec le sens de tenancier (autre sens possible : avare). Variante : Tenand (01) …   Noms de famille

  • tenant — early 14c., person who holds lands by title or by lease, from Anglo Fr. tenaunt (late 13c.), O.Fr. tenant (12c.), noun use of prp. of tenir to hold, from L. tenere hold, keep (see TENET (Cf. tenet)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • tenant — ► NOUN 1) a person who rents land or property from a landlord. 2) Law a person holding real property by private ownership. ► VERB (usu. be tenanted) ▪ occupy (property) as a tenant. ORIGIN Old French, holding , from Latin tenere to hold …   English terms dictionary

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