Tenancy
Tenancy Ten"an*cy, n.; pl. {Tenacies}. [Cf. OF. tenace, LL. tenentia. See {Tenant}.] (Law) (a) A holding, or a mode of holding, an estate; tenure; the temporary possession of what belongs to another. (b) (O. Eng. Law) A house for habitation, or place to live in, held of another. --Blount. Blackstone. Wharton. [1913 Webster]

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  • tenancy — ten·an·cy / te nən sē/ n pl cies 1: the holding of or a mode of holding an estate in property: a: a form of ownership of property: tenure b: the temporary possession or occupancy of property that belongs to another holdover tenancy …   Law dictionary

  • tenancy — ten‧an‧cy [ˈtenənsi] noun tenancies PLURALFORM LAW PROPERTY 1. [countable, uncountable] an agreement which gives someone the right to use a building, land etc for which they have paid rent: • The amount of rent you have to pay will depend on the… …   Financial and business terms

  • tenancy — ► NOUN (pl. tenancies) ▪ possession of land or property as a tenant …   English terms dictionary

  • tenancy — [ten′ən sē] n. pl. tenancies 1. a) the condition of being a tenant; occupation of land, a building, etc. by rental or lease b) Obs. property occupied by a tenant c) the duration of such an occupancy 2. possession or occupation of property, an… …   English World dictionary

  • tenancy — A tenancy involves an interest in realty which passes to the tenant, and a possession exclusive even of that of landlord, except as lease permits landlord s entry, and saving his right to enter to demand rent or to make repairs. Layton v. A. I.… …   Black's law dictionary

  • tenancy — noun a) The occupancy of property etc, under a lease, or by paying rent. b) The period of occupancy by a tenant. See Also: co tenancy , fixed term tenancy, holdover tenancy, joint tenancy with right of survivorship, periodic tenancy, tenancy at… …   Wiktionary

  • tenancy — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ joint ▪ shorthold (BrE) ▪ The flat could be let on an assured shorthold tenancy for about £800 a month. ▪ assured, protected, secure (all BrE) …   Collocations dictionary

  • tenancy — The occupancy of a tenant. Possession under right or title. A tenancy exists where one has let real estate to another, to hold of him as landlord. When duly created and the tenant put into possession, he is the owner of an estate for the time… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • tenancy — [[t]te̱nənsi[/t]] tenancies N VAR Tenancy is the use that you have of land or property belonging to someone else, for which you pay rent. His father took over the tenancy of the farm 40 years ago... Tenants should check their tenancy agreements… …   English dictionary

  • tenancy — ten|an|cy [ˈtenənsi] n plural tenancies formal 1.) the period of time that someone rents a house, land etc →↑tenant ▪ a six month tenancy ▪ a tenancy agreement 2.) [U and C] the right to use a house, land etc that is rented …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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