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[suhb-ten-uh nt] /sʌbˈtɛn ənt/
a person who rents land, a house, or the like, from a tenant.
Origin of subtenant
1400-50; late Middle English. See sub-, tenant
Related forms
subtenancy, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for subtenant
  • The sublessor agrees to sublet, and the subtenant agrees to take the premises described below.
  • For example, if you have a month-to-month rental agreement, so does the subtenant.
  • Until rejection of the master lease is effective, the subtenant must wait to file a claim for damages resulting from the breach.
  • The law does however apply to cooperative or condominium units occupied by a tenant or subtenant.
  • Serve a copy the notice on the tenant and on any subtenant in actual occupation of the premises as described below.
British Dictionary definitions for subtenant


a person who rents or leases property from a tenant
Derived Forms
subtenancy, noun
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