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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Tenant  \Ten"ant\,  n.  [F.  tenant,  p.  pr  of  tenir  to  hold  See 
  {Tenable},  and  cf  {Lieutenant}.] 
  1.  (Law)  One  who  holds  or  possesses  lands,  or  other  real 
  estate,  by  any  kind  of  right  whether  in  fee  simple,  in 
  common,  in  severalty,  for  life,  for  years,  or  at  will 
  also  one  who  has  the  occupation  or  temporary  possession 
  of  lands  or  tenements  the  title  of  which  is  in  another;  -- 
  correlative  to  landlord.  See  Citation  from  --Blackstone, 
  under  {Tenement},  2.  --Blount.  Wharton. 
  2.  One  who  has  possession  of  any  place  a  dweller;  an 
  occupant.  ``Sweet  tenants  of  this  grove.''  --Cowper. 
  The  hhappy  tenant  of  your  shade.  --Cowley. 
  The  sister  tenants  of  the  middle  deep.  --Byron. 
  {Tenant  in  capite}  [L.  in  in  +  capite,  abl.  of  caput  head, 
  chief.],  or  {Tenant  in  chief},  by  the  laws  of  England,  one 
  who  holds  immediately  of  the  king.  According  to  the  feudal 
  system,  all  lands  in  England  are  considered  as  held 
  immediately  or  mediately  of  the  king,  who  is  styled  lord 
  paramount.  Such  tenants,  however,  are  considered  as  having 
  the  fee  of  the  lands  and  permanent  possession. 
  {Tenant  in  common}.  See  under  {Common}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Tenant  \Ten"ant\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Tenanted};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Tenanting}.] 
  To  hold  occupy,  or  possess  as  a  tenant. 
  Sir  Roger's  estate  is  tenanted  by  persons  who  have 
  served  him  or  his  ancestors.  --Addison. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  someone  who  pays  rent  to  use  land  or  a  building  owned  by 
  someone  else;  "the  landlord  can  evict  a  tenant  who 
  doesn't  pay  the  rent"  [syn:  {renter}] 
  2:  a  holder  of  buildings  or  lands  by  any  kind  of  title  (as 
  ownership  or  lease) 
  3:  any  occupant  who  dwells  in  a  place 
  v  :  occupy  as  a  tenant 

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