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Definition of tenant:

  1. One who has possession of any place; a dweller; an occupant.
  2. 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.
  3. To hold, occupy, or possess as a tenant.

Synonyms:

householder, landlady, lessee, possessor, les, homeowner, holder, resider, homebuyer, habitant, absentee landlord, rent payer, tenant farmer, inhabiter, renter, landlord, first-time buyer, landowner, roomer, freeholder, boarder, landholder, leaseholder.

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