noun Date: 1546 one who holds lands or tenements by a sublease

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  • Undertenant — Un der*ten ant, n. The tenant of a tenant; one who holds lands or tenements of a tenant or lessee. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • undertenant — un·der·ten·ant / ən dər ˌte nənt/ n: a tenant (as a sublessee) who takes some part of the tenancy of another tenant (as a lessee) used esp. in New York Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • undertenant — undertenancy, n. /un deuhr ten euhnt/, n. a subtenant. [1540 50; UNDER + TENANT] * * * …   Universalium

  • undertenant — noun A tenant who holds property from another tenant; a subtenant …   Wiktionary

  • undertenant — n. secondary tenant, one who rents an apartment from the main lessee …   English contemporary dictionary

  • undertenant — noun a subtenant. Derivatives undertenancy noun (plural undertenancies) …   English new terms dictionary

  • undertenant — /ˈʌndətɛnənt/ (say unduhtenuhnt) noun → subtenant. –undertenancy, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • undertenant — n. a subtenant. Derivatives: undertenancy n. (pl. ies). * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: under (III) + tenant : the tenant of a tenant : one who holds lands or tenements by an underlease * * * undertenancy, n …   Useful english dictionary

  • leasehold estate — England, Wales An estate in land which provides the holder of the estate with rights of possession and use of the land but not ownership. The freehold is retained by the freeholder who grants the lease (also referred to as a tenancy) as the… …   Law dictionary

  • Subtenant — Sub*ten ant, n. (Law) One who rents a tenement, or land, etc., of one who is also a tenant; an undertenant. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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