tenancy


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ten·an·cy

 (tĕn′ən-sē)
n. pl. ten·an·cies
1. Possession or occupancy of lands, buildings, or other property by title, under a lease, or on payment of rent.
2. The period of a tenant's occupancy or possession.
3. A habitation held or occupied by a tenant.

tenancy

(ˈtɛnənsɪ)
n, pl -cies
1. (Law) the temporary possession or holding by a tenant of lands or property owned by another
2. (Law) the period of holding or occupying such property
3. the period of holding office, a position, etc
4. (Law) property held or occupied by a tenant

ten•an•cy

(ˈtɛn ən si)

n., pl. -cies.
1. a holding, as of lands, by any kind of title; occupancy of land, a house, or the like, under a lease or on payment of rent; tenure.
2. the period of a tenant's occupancy.
3. occupancy or enjoyment of a position, post, situation, etc.
4. Archaic. a piece of land held by a tenant; holding.
[1570–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tenancy - an act of being a tenant or occupant
residency, abidance, residence - the act of dwelling in a place
inhabitancy, inhabitation, habitation - the act of dwelling in or living permanently in a place (said of both animals and men); "he studied the creation and inhabitation and demise of the colony"

tenancy

noun
1. lease, residence, occupancy, holding, renting, possession, occupation Check the terms of your tenancy closely.
2. period of office, tenure, incumbency, time in office Baroness Thatcher's nine year tenancy
Translations

tenancy

[ˈtenənsɪ] N (= possession, period) → tenencia f, inquilinato m; (= lease) → arriendo m, alquiler m
joint/multiple tenancyarriendo m or alquiler m conjunto/múltiple

tenancy

[ˈtɛnənsi] nlocation ftenancy agreement ncontrat m de location

tenancy

n right/conditions of tenancyMietrecht nt/-bedingungen pl; (of farm)Pachtrecht nt/-bedingungen pl; during his tenancywährend er (dort) Mieter/Pächter ist/war; period of tenancyDauer fdes Miet-/Pachtverhältnisses

tenancy

[ˈtɛnənsɪ] n (use of rented property) → locazione f, conduzione f
to have a 5 year tenancy → avere un contratto d'affitto di 5 anni
during his tenancy → durante il periodo in cui abitava
References in classic literature ?
They'd taken a house for six weeks, and at the end of her tenancy she wrote to tell him on which day she was arriving in London.
A month's notice terminates my tenancy. Here it is, written out.
In the last days of autumn he had whitewashed the chalet, painted the doors, windows, and veranda, repaired the roof and interior, and improved the place so much that the landlord had warned him that the rent would be raised at the expiration of his twelvemonth's tenancy, remarking that a tenant could not reasonably expect to have a pretty, rain-tight dwelling-house for the same money as a hardly habitable ruin.
Garth got the assurance he desired, namely, that in case of Bulstrode's departure from Middlemarch for an indefinite time, Fred Vincy should be allowed to have the tenancy of Stone Court on the terms proposed.
Owing to Evie's marriage, he had decided to give up his house in Ducie Street, and was willing to let it on a yearly tenancy. It was a businesslike letter, and stated frankly what he would do for them and what he would not do.
Now that I was left wholly to myself, I gave notice of my intention to quit the chambers in the Temple as soon as my tenancy could legally determine, and in the meanwhile to underlet them.
The tenancy of Mr Pancks was limited to one airy bedroom; he covenanting and agreeing with Mr Rugg his landlord, that in consideration of a certain scale of payments accurately defined, and on certain verbal notice duly given, he should be at liberty to elect to share the Sunday breakfast, dinner, tea, or supper, or each or any or all of those repasts or meals of Mr and Miss Rugg (his daughter) in the back-parlour.
Vicissitude was in the very soil he tilled; even his garden was upon a yearly tenancy, and overshadowed by a huge board that proclaimed it not so much a garden as an eligible building site.
They walked up and down the Terrace, four abreast, and fancied themselves the owners of the place, and calculated the amount of good to the world produced indubitably by such a tenancy.
Succession planning is important in any business and no less so for farming businesses, especially where a tenant wishes to pass on the tenancy to another person, normally someone in their extended family.
Under the Act, a farming tenant can be granted a tenancy and the right for a further two successive generations to take over the tenancy in the future.
COUNCIL tenants could be prevented from smoking in their own homes when council workmen visit, if Sandwell councillors accept changes to tenancy agreements.