Part of speech: noun

The state of being a tenant; occupancy.

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Usage examples "tenancy":

  1. As all his effects were left to me, I have taken over the tenancy for the present to avoid having them disturbed. - "The Mystery of 31 New Inn", R. Austin Freeman.
  2. 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", W. H. R. Curtler.
  3. Tenancy in rural districts needs to be studied carefully. - "Problems in American Democracy", Thames Ross Williamson.