noun, plural tenancies.
a holding, as of lands, by any kind of title; occupancy of land, a house, or the like, under a lease or on payment of rent; tenure.
occupancy or enjoyment of a position, post, situation, etc.: her tenancy as professor of history at the state university.
a piece of land held by a tenant
Origin: 1570–80; ten(ant)
; compare Medieval Latin tenantia,
variant of tenentia