se tenant

se-tenant

[suh-ten-uhnt, set-n-ahn, suh-tuh-nahn]
noun Philately.
a group of stamps that differ in color, value, or design but are printed together on the same sheet and are collected without separating the stamps.
Also, se tenant.


Origin:
1910–15; < French: literally, standing, remaining, holding together, equivalent to se 3rd singular reflexive pronoun + tenant present participle of tenir to hold (see tenant)

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se tenant (sə tənɑ̃)
 
adj
1.  denoting two postage stamps of different face values and sometimes of different designs in an unseparated pair
 
n
2.  such a pair of stamps
 
[literally: holding together]

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