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tenancy

[ten-uh n-see] /ˈtɛn ən si/
noun, plural tenancies.
1.
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.
2.
the period of a tenant's occupancy.
3.
occupancy or enjoyment of a position, post, situation, etc.:
her tenancy as professor of history at the state university.
4.
Archaic. a piece of land held by a tenant; holding.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; ten(ant) + -ancy; compare Medieval Latin tenantia, variant of tenentia
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  • It might honor only certain aspects of them-say, medical power of attorney, or inheritance and tenancy rights.
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British Dictionary definitions for tenancy

tenancy

/ˈtɛnənsɪ/
noun (pl) -cies
1.
the temporary possession or holding by a tenant of lands or property owned by another
2.
the period of holding or occupying such property
3.
the period of holding office, a position, etc
4.
property held or occupied by a tenant
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