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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 noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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