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1. One that pays rent to use or occupy land, a building, or other property owned by another.
2. A dweller in a place; an occupant.
tr. & intr.v. ten·ant·ed, ten·ant·ing, ten·ants
To hold as a tenant or be a tenant.

[Middle English, from Old French, from present participle of tenir, to hold, from Latin tenēre; see ten- in Indo-European roots.]
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Adj.1.tenanted - resided in; having tenants; "not all the occupied (or tenanted) apartments were well kept up"
inhabited - having inhabitants; lived in; "the inhabited regions of the earth"
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(ˈtenənt) noun
a person who pays rent to another for the use of a house, building, land etc. That man is a tenant of the estate; (also adjective) tenant farmers.
ˈtenanted adjective
(negative untenanted) occupied; lived in. a tenanted house.
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IN the greenest of our valleys By good angels tenanted, Once a fair and stately palace -- Radiant palace -- reared its head.
I pointed to the window of the room where Little Dorrit was born, and where her father lived so long, and asked him what was the name of the lodger who tenanted that apartment at present?