tenant for years

tenant for years
tenant for years ˌtenant for ˈyears noun tenants for years PLURALFORM [countable]
LAW PROPERTY a tenant who has a lease (= legal agreement to rent a property) for a fixed number of years

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tenant for years UK US noun [C] (plural tenants for years)
LAW, PROPERTY a person or organization that pays rent to use property or land for a fixed number of years

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • tenant for years — See tenancy for years …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • tenancy for years — An interest arising from a lease, contract, or agreement for the possession of lands or tenements for a definite period of time. A tenancy under a lease whereby the landlord contracts to grant the possession and enjoyment of land, or… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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  • tenant — ten·ant / te nənt/ n [Anglo French, from Old French, from present participle of tenir to hold, from Latin tenēre]: one who holds or possesses property by any kind of right: one who holds a tenancy in property; specif: one who possesses property… …   Law dictionary

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  • Tenant in chief — Tenant Ten ant, n. [F. tenant, p. pr. of tenir to hold. See {Tenable}, and cf. {Lieutenant}.] 1. (Law) One who holds or possesses lands, or other real estate, by any kind of right, whether in fee simple, in common, in severalty, for life, for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tenant in common — Tenant Ten ant, n. [F. tenant, p. pr. of tenir to hold. See {Tenable}, and cf. {Lieutenant}.] 1. (Law) One who holds or possesses lands, or other real estate, by any kind of right, whether in fee simple, in common, in severalty, for life, for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Tenant-right — is a term in the common law system expressing the right to compensation which a tenant has, either by custom or by law, against his landlord for improvements at the termination of his tenancy.In England, it is governed for the most part by the… …   Wikipedia

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