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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ten·ant /ˈtɛnənt/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ten·ant n.
 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 at will; also, one who has the occupation or temporary possession of lands or tenements the title of which is in another; -- correlative to landlord. See Citation from --Blackstone, under Tenement, 2.
 2. One who has possession of any place; a dweller; an occupant. “Sweet tenants of this grove.”
    The hhappy tenant of your shade.   --Cowley.
    The sister tenants of the middle deep.   --Byron.
 Tenant in capite [L. in in + capite, abl. of caput head, chief.], or Tenant in chief, by the laws of England, one who holds immediately of the king.  According to the feudal system, all lands in England are considered as held immediately or mediately of the king, who is styled lord paramount. Such tenants, however, are considered as having the fee of the lands and permanent possession. --Blackstone.
 Tenant in common. See under Common.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ten·ant, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tenanted; p. pr. & vb. n. Tenanting.] To hold, occupy, or possess as a tenant.
    Sir Roger's estate is tenanted by persons who have served him or his ancestors.   --Addison.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: someone who pays rent to use land or a building or a car
           that is owned by someone else; "the landlord can evict a
           tenant who doesn't pay the rent" [syn: renter]
      2: a holder of buildings or lands by any kind of title (as
         ownership or lease)
      3: any occupant who dwells in a place
      v : occupy as a tenant