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[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
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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