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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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They would look around them, no doubt, and bless their good fortune," said Mrs Clay, for Mrs Clay was present: her father had driven her over, nothing being of so much use to Mrs Clay's health as a drive to Kellynch: "but I quite agree with my father in thinking a sailor might be a very desirable tenant.
I am very little disposed to grant a tenant of Kellynch Hall any extraordinary favour, I assure you, be he sailor or soldier.
Depend upon me for taking care that no tenant has more than his just rights.
The inmates of the tenant house were gone, for it was market day, and none was there to see the rapid approach of the fiery demon.
Far down at the lower end of the room one of the oldest tenants on the estate started to his feet, and led the rest with him in an instant.
What rejoiced him above all was to see that his tenant, the cabaretier, was so busy he hardly knew which way to turn.
Monsieur," said he, "you do not hurry your tenant, and the condemned will soon be here.
You ought to find a tenant at once," he said maliciously.
How I do hope he'll get some vulgar tenant in that villa--some woman so really vulgar that he'll notice it.
It meant, in the third place, that the property had found a tenant, and was to be renovated immediately out of doors and in.
The young tenant in the chair allowed these thoughts to file, soft- shod, through his mind, while there drifted into the room furnished sounds and furnished scents.
Tenant of a top set--bad character--shut himself up in his bedroom closet, and took a dose of arsenic.