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tenement

noun     /ˈtenəmənt/
[U] LAW, PROPERTY property such as land or buildings
[C] PROPERTY a large building divided into apartments, usually in a poor area of a city, or one of the apartments: Rapid development is replacing old neighborhoods and tenements with modern office buildings. tenement flat/apartment He lived in a tenement flat near the city centre.
(Definition of tenement noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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