• One who pays a fee (rent) in return for the use of land, buildings, or other property owned by others.
  • One who has possession of any place.
  • Any of a number of customers serviced through the same instance of an application.
  • One who holds a property by any kind of right, including ownership.



  • From Middle English tenaunt, from Anglo-Norman tenaunt and Old French tenant, present participle of tenir, from Latin tenēre, present active infinitive of teneō.
  • Possibly just a modification of tenet, but note obsolete tenent.

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