What does the word tenancy mean?

Usage examples for tenancy

  1. In the leases of the manors of S. Paul's in the twelfth century the tenant for life received stock both live and dead, which when he entered was carefully enumerated in the lease, and at the end of the tenancy he had to leave behind the same quantity. – A Short History of English Agriculture by W. H. R. Curtler
  2. Tenancy in rural districts needs to be studied carefully. – Problems in American Democracy by Thames Ross Williamson