Focus on the pronunciation of tenancy
English definition of “tenancy”
/ˈtenənsi/ noun (plural tenancies) LAW, PROPERTY
› [C or U] a legal arrangement in which someone has the right to live in or use a building or land owned by someone else in exchange for paying rent to its owner: grant/give/create a tenancy Some farmers have been granted tenancies which allow them to diversify for non-agricultural purposes.terminate/sever/renew a tenancy Federal law allows public housing agencies to terminate the tenancy of any resident who engages in criminal activity on or off the premises. a tenancy agreement/law/contract In such cases, the tenant surrenders his right of tenancy.
› [C] a particular period of time during which someone lives in or uses a building or land belonging to someone else in exchange for paying rent to the owner: a long-term/fixed-term tenancy a three-month tenancy → See also assured tenancy