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Definition of tenant verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

tenant

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈtenənt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtenənt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they tenant
BrE BrE//ˈtenənt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtenənt//
 
he / she / it tenants
BrE BrE//ˈtenənts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtenənts//
 
past simple tenanted
BrE BrE//ˈtenəntɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtenəntɪd//
 
past participle tenanted
BrE BrE//ˈtenəntɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtenəntɪd//
 
-ing form tenanting
BrE BrE//ˈtenəntɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtenəntɪŋ//
 
 
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[usually passive] tenant something to live or work in a place as a tenant a tenanted farm Word Origin Middle English: from Old French, literally ‘holding’, present participle of tenir, from Latin tenere.
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