Definition of tenth noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

tenth

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BrE BrE//tenθ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//tenθ//
 
 
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  •  each of ten equal parts of something
  • Idioms
    possession is nine tenths of the law
     
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    (saying) if you already have or control something, it is difficult for somebody else to take it away from you, even if they have the legal right to it
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: tenth

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