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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To judge from the size of the houses, they have been, at one time, tenanted by persons of better condition than their present occupants; but they are now let off, by the week, in floors or rooms, and every door has almost as many plates or bell-handles as there are apartments within.
As the larger ground-feeding birds seldom take flight except to escape danger, I believe that the nearly wingless condition of several birds, which now inhabit or have lately inhabited several oceanic islands, tenanted by no beast of prey, has been caused by disuse.
We continued to ride over desert plains, tenanted by large herds of guanaco.
All that thickly wooded and sparsely tenanted countryside was stiff with a bitter and brittle frost.
I pointed to the window of the room where Little Dorrit was born, and where her father lived so long, and asked him what was the name of the lodger who tenanted that apartment at present?