Definition Of tenement


a piece of land held by an owner.

Their lands and tenements should be seized into the king's hands.

a room or a set of rooms forming a separate residence within a house or block of apartments.

The flat was part of a refurbished block of tenements that belonged to a housing co-operative.

Example Of tenement

  • City planners were leveling block after block of tenements .

  • Finally they had arrived at a run down tenement that advertised rooms for cheap.

  • He holds the tenement by a rent due to the maker of the recognizance.

  • He spent his working life designing commercial premises, tenements and mansion houses.

  • It was a basement flat in an Edinburgh tenement , with something of a history.

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