tenement house
noun Date: 1858 apartment building; especially one meeting minimum standards of sanitation, safety, and comfort and usually located in a city

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  • Tenement house — Tenement Ten e*ment, n. [OF. tenement a holding, a fief, F. t[ e]nement, LL. tenementum, fr. L. tenere to hold. See {Tenant}.] 1. (Feud. Law) That which is held of another by service; property which one holds of a lord or proprietor in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tenement house — ☆ tenement house n. a building divided into tenements, or apartments, now specif. one in the slums that is run down, overcrowded, etc. * * * …   Universalium

  • tenement house — n. An apartment building, especially a dilapidated low rent building that meets, at best, minimal conditions of sanitation and safety. Webster s New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000 …   Law dictionary

  • tenement house — ☆ tenement house n. a building divided into tenements, or apartments, now specif. one in the slums that is run down, overcrowded, etc …   English World dictionary

  • tenement house — noun a run down apartment house barely meeting minimal standards (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑tenement • Hypernyms: ↑apartment building, ↑apartment house * * * noun : a dwelling house divided into separate apartments for rent to families …   Useful english dictionary

  • tenement house — A multiple dwelling, ordinarily housing people of very limited means or persons on welfare, usually several stories high, and containing many separate apartments or tenements, usually involving the use of bath and toilet facilities in common by… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • tenement house — /ˈtɛnəmənt haʊs/ (say tenuhmuhnt hows) noun a house divided into flats, especially one in the poorer, crowded parts of a large city …   Australian English dictionary

  • tenement house — poorly maintained apartment building in a low rent area …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Tenement House Act — Das Tenement House Museum in New Yorks Lower East Side Die Tenement House Acts waren Gesetze des Staates New York, durch die die Wohnbedingungen für die Bewohner von Mietshäusern (Tenements) verbessert werden sollten. Die Tenement House Acts… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • New York State Tenement House Act — One of the reforms of the Progressive Era, the New York State Tenement House Act of 1901 was one of the first such laws to ban the construction of dark, poorly ventilated tenement buildings in the state of New York. Among other sanctions, the law …   Wikipedia

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