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tenantry

[ten-uh n-tree] /ˈtɛn ən tri/
noun
1.
tenants collectively; the body of tenants on an estate.
2.
the state or condition of being a tenant.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see tenant, -ry
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  • The tenantry were feasted, and my lady looked younger by ten years when she cast aside her mourning garments.
  • But it was no longer possible to leave the tenantry in the power of a set of land-owners who could never have done their duty.
  • The tenantry were feasted, and my lady looked younger.
British Dictionary definitions for tenantry

tenantry

/ˈtɛnəntrɪ/
noun
1.
tenants collectively, esp those with the same landlord
2.
the status or condition of being a tenant
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