One that pays rent to use or occupy land, a building, or other property owned by another. (noun)
A dweller in a place; an occupant. (noun)
Law One who holds or possesses lands, tenements, or sometimes personal property by any kind of title. (noun)
To hold as a tenant or be a tenant. (verb-transitive)
Examples of word tenant
_In theory_, the tenant in chief could not sell his land; he could sublet it to a _mesne tenant_, who stood to himself precisely in the same relation as he -- the tenant _in capite_ -- stood to the sovereign, the mesne tenant in his turn being bound to render certain _services_ to his over lord, and liable to forfeit his _lease_ -- for in theory it was that -- if certain contingencies happened.
Jnyirwedpe imdi/cendirt defendant pleads to part npft'-temttrt, and fhews who is tenant to the other part; that demandant had entered; and replication to noA-tenare, that the tenant was tenant* &c.; demarrer to the refidoe; judgment for the de - mandant, for that the lad plea was reptignant, and alfo for that the time of thst entry of demandant is not ailedged, |.
"This is a sum of money allowed for College chambers to the former occupier, in consideration of repairs or fitting up, and fur - niture, and is frequently transferred from one tenant to another in succession, a tenant* being answerable to a person so repairing or fitting up at two or three removes. —
Another tenant is a person, not a thing, not part of the amenities.
On the rare occasions when we actually have a deadline, because a tenant is arriving, or some such, I do give advance (one or two months ') notice and we do reward meeting deadlines when it becomes necessary to have one.