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tenant

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈtenənt/ LAW, PROPERTY
a person or organization that uses a building or land and pays rent to its owner: We are hoping to lease the four-story building to a single tenant when it's completed this fall. Both parties, landlord and tenant, will be bound by any express terms in the contract.
→ See also anchor tenant, life tenant, prime tenant, sitting tenant, statutory tenant
(Definition of tenant from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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