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tenant

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈtenənt/ 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.
→  See also anchor tenant , life tenant , prime tenant , sitting tenant , statutory tenant
Translations of “tenant”
in Korean 세입자…
in Arabic مُسْتَأجِر…
in French locataire…
in Turkish kiracı, icarcı…
in Italian inquilino, -a…
in Chinese (Traditional) 租戶, 佃戶, 房客…
in Russian арендатор, квартиросъемщик…
in Polish najemca, lokator/ka…
in Spanish inquilino, arrendatario…
in Portuguese inquilino, -a…
in German der/die Pächter(in), Pacht-……
in Catalan llogater, -a…
in Japanese 賃借人, 借家人…
in Chinese (Simplified) 租户, 佃户, 房客…
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