• Tenement


    Borrowing from xno {{2}}, from Old French tenement, from Medieval Latin tenementum, from Latin verb teneo.

    Full definition of tenement



    (plural tenements)
    1. a building that is rented to multiple tenants, especially a low-rent, run-down one
    2. (legal) any form of property that is held by one person from another, rather than being owned
    3. (figurative) Dwelling; abode; habitation.
      • John LockeWho has informed us that a rational soul can inhabit no tenement, unless it has just such a sort of frontispiece?

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