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tenant Idioms & Phrases


Initiate tenant by courtesy

  • (Law), said of a husband who becomes such in his wife's estate of inheritance by the birth of a child, but whose estate is not consummated till the death of the wife.
Webster 1913

Joint tenant

  • (Law), one who holds an estate by joint tenancy.
Webster 1913

life tenant

  • noun a tenant whose legal right to retain possession of buildings or lands lasts as long as they (or some other person) live
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tenant farmer

  • noun a farmer who works land owned by someone else
WordNet

Tenant in capite

  • L. in in + capite, abl. of caput head, chief., ∨
Webster 1913

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. Blackstone.
Webster 1913

Tenant in common

  • . See under Common.
Webster 1913

tenant saw

Ten"ant saw`
Definitions
  1. See Tenon saw, under Tenon.
Webster 1913

ter-tenant

Ter"-ten`ant noun
Definitions
  1. See Terre-tenant.
Webster 1913

terre-tenant

Terre"-ten`ant noun
Etymology
F. terre earth, land + tenant, p.pr. of tenir to hold.
Definitions
  1. (Law) One who has the actual possession of land; the occupant. Written also ter-tenant.
Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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