tenant


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tenant

a person who holds, occupies, or possesses land or property by any kind of right or title, esp from a landlord under a lease

tenant

A person or firm using a building, or part of a building, as a lessee or owner-occupant.
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I am very little disposed to grant a tenant of Kellynch Hall any extraordinary favour, I assure you, be he sailor or soldier.
Depend upon me for taking care that no tenant has more than his just rights.
I do think one is bound to do the best for one's land and tenants, especially in these hard times.
In point of fact," resumed Sir James, not choosing to dwell on "fits," "Brooke doesn't mean badly by his tenants or any one else, but he has got that way of paring and clipping at expenses.
What rejoiced him above all was to see that his tenant, the cabaretier, was so busy he hardly knew which way to turn.
Crawley always reads sermons in the evening, and in the morning is locked up in his study, or else rides to Mudbury, on county business, or to Squashmore, where he preaches, on Wednesdays and Fridays, to the tenants there.
But these tenants (as I was saying) are doubtless partly driven to it.
Meanwhile the name of the new tenants had diverted Mrs.
Come, let us go up above now and see the dinner-tables for the large tenants.
Had she not come home her mother and the children might probably have been allowed to stay on as weekly tenants.
Kyrle and I at once went downstairs, and agreed upon a form of letter which was to be sent round to the tenants who had attended the false funeral, summoning them, in Mr.
Though answered in the negative, he begged so earnestly to be permitted to visit those on the fifth floor, that, in despite of the oft-repeated assurance of the concierge that they were occupied, Dantes succeeded in inducing the man to go up to the tenants, and ask permission for a gentleman to be allowed to look at them.