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se-tenant

[suh-ten-uh nt, set-n-ahn, suh-tuh-nahn] /səˈtɛn ənt, ˌsɛt nˈɑ̃, sə təˈnɑ̃/
noun, Philately.
1.
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 of se-tenant
1910-1915
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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British Dictionary definitions for se tenant

se tenant

/sə tənɑ̃/
adjective
1.
denoting two postage stamps of different face values and sometimes of different designs in an unseparated pair
noun
2.
such a pair of stamps
Word Origin
literally: holding together
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