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tenement

1. (now esp in Scotland) a large building divided into separate flats
2. Property law any form of permanent property, such as land, dwellings, offices, etc.

Tenement

A building with multiple dwelling units accessed by a single stairway, with two or more apartments on each floor.

tenement

A building having multiple housing units for rent; often, ill-maintained, overcrowded units that may barely meet minimum code requirements for safety and sanitation; usually built many years earlier and found in poorer sections of a city.
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As mentioned in the introduction of this story, the composition of a typical tenement building consists of a street level storefront, communal kitchens, communal lavatories, and single rooms.
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Officers forced their way into the top-floor flat in the tenement building in the Canonmills area of Edinburgh after a neighbour reported water dripping through the ceiling.
One day in August 1958, 57 New York jazz musicians assembled in front of a brownstone tenement building in Harlem to have their photograph taken.
Truly, it's the kind of movie to cause tinnitus, with trucks, terrorists and even a tenement building all going boom at regular intervals.
Instead of McCarthy's usual setting along the Texas-New Mexico-northern Mexico border, this "novel in dramatic form" takes place in a project tenement building in a black ghetto in New York City.
Harry Lesser (Dylan McDermott) holes up in his rent-controlled apartment, the last holdout in a decaying tenement building which its owner (Seymour Cassel) cannot sell until Harry voluntarily moves out.
Set in a stylized Chinese city in an alternative-universe 1930s, the whirligig plot is built on a war between the tuxedoed, top hat-sporting members of the criminal Ax Gang and the residents of a sprawling tenement building known as the Pig Sty.
5m refurbishment of an old tenement building in old town Edinburgh for Edinvar Housing Association.
Officers took up positions outside a tenement building in Glasgow's east end several hours after a man walked into Shettleston police station and shot a constable who was manning the public counter.
And, because a tenement building is invariably divided among a multiplicity of owners, improving it is a legal and financial nightmare.
The brainchild of Ruth Abram, who came from a background as an activist in civil rights and women's rights, the 13-year-old Tenement Museum occupies an actual tenement building at 97 Orchard St.