Meaning of “tenant” in the English Dictionary

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"tenant" in British English

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tenantnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈten.ənt/ us /ˈten.ənt/

(Definition of “tenant” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"tenant" in American English

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tenantnoun [ C ]

us /ˈten·ənt/

a person who rents a room, a building, or land:

For years, they were tenants on my father’s property.

(Definition of “tenant” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"tenant" in Business English

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tenantnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈtenənt/ us 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.

(Definition of “tenant” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)