Tenant

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Tenant

A partial owner of a security, or the holder of some property. See: Lessee.

Tenant

One who has obtained the right to use land, a house, and/or other property owned by someone else. Sometimes, this includes the right to develop land belonging to another, but normally it is the right to live on an already developed property. The contract governing a lessee's rights is a lease; it generally includes the lessee's right to use the property under certain conditions without undue interference from the lessor for the period of time described in the lease. In exchange, the lessee pays rent.

tenant

(1) One who leases real property. (2) One who has an estate in land,such as a joint tenant with right of survivorship.

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Every window was curtained and the house might have been tenantless except for the fragments of prayers that came to those waiting in the moonlight outside.
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for "a little ere the mightiest Julius fell/the graves stood tenantless, and the sheeted dead.
I believed that the woods were not tenantless, but choke-full of honest spirits as good as myself any day,--not an empty chamber, in which chemistry was left to work alone, but an inhabited house,--and for a few moments I enjoyed fellowship with them.
To have a property standing empty and tenantless is every landlord's nightmare especially now, that in many cases, business rates are payable on such premises.