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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.
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Tenement

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