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English definition of “tenant at sufferance”

tenant at sufferance

noun [C]
 
 
(plural tenants at sufferance)
LAW, PROPERTY a tenant who stays in a building, etc. after the lease has ended, and without the owner's permission: A tenant at sufferance is liable to pay rent, but can be evicted at any time.
(Definition of tenant at sufferance from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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