What does "Tenant" mean?


(n.) One who has possession of any place; a dweller; an occupant (n.) 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 (v. t.) To hold, occupy, or possess as a tenant

Synonyms renter

Example: "The landlord can evict a tenant who doesn't pay the rent"

Word Family subtenancy, subtenant, subtenants, tenancies, tenancy, tenanted, tenants