Meaning of “sitting tenant” in the English Dictionary

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"sitting tenant" in British English

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

"sitting tenant" in Business English

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sitting tenantnoun [ C ]


someone with the legal right to remain in a property that they are renting and who cannot be forced to leave by its owner:

It is possible to sell a property with a sitting tenant living in it.

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