What does the word tenantry mean?

Usage examples for tenantry

  1. In America the wage- earners were becoming proletarians, and the farmers fast sinking into the state of a tenantry. – Equality by Edward Bellamy
  2. Henceforth it shall be war to the knife between me and my tenantry, as well as yours. – Rossmoyne by Unknown
  3. The effect of such sentiments in a squire among an illiterate tenantry may be readily imagined; the ignorant Italian gentleman justifies theology by the astounding proposition that all sentient creatures below man have been provided with a set of non- sensitive nerves; the rustic finds in the pleasure which it affords him to know that this proposition is untrue an ampler justification of the ways of Providence. – Rome by Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker Hope Malleson