Meaning of “tenant at sufferance” in the English Dictionary

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"tenant at sufferance" in Business English

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tenant at sufferancenoun [ C ]

uk us 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)