tenementary

tenement

[ten-uh-muhnt]
noun
1.
Also called tenement house. a run-down and often overcrowded apartment house, especially in a poor section of a large city.
2.
Law.
a.
any species of permanent property, as lands, houses, rents, an office, or a franchise, that may be held of another.
b.
tenements, freehold interests in things immovable considered as subjects of property.
3.
British. an apartment or room rented by a tenant.
4.
Archaic. any abode or habitation.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English < Medieval Latin tenēmentum, equivalent to Latin tenē(re) to hold + -mentum -ment

tenemental [ten-uh-men-tl] , tenementary [ten-uh-men-tuh-ree] , adjective
tenemented, adjective
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tenement (ˈtɛnəmənt)
 
n
1.  Also called: tenement building (now esp in Scotland) a large building divided into separate flats
2.  a dwelling place or residence, esp one intended for rent
3.  chiefly (Brit) a room or flat for rent
4.  property law any form of permanent property, such as land, dwellings, offices, etc
 
[C14: from Medieval Latin tenementum, from Latin tenēre to hold]
 
tenemental
 
adj
 
tene'mentary
 
adj
 
'tenemented
 
adj

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tenement
c.1300, "holding of immovable property" (such as land or buildings,) from Anglo-Fr. (1292) and O.Fr. tenement (12c.), from M.L. tenementum "a holding, fief" (1081), from L. tenere "to hold" (see tenet). The meaning "dwelling place, residence" is attested from c.1425; tenement
house "house broken up into apartments, usually in a poor section of a city" is first recorded 1858, Amer.Eng., from tenament in an earlier sense (esp. in Scotland) "large house constructed to be let to a number of tenants" (1693).
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