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Definition of "tenantry" [ten•ant•ry]

  • Tenants considered as a group. (noun)
  • The condition of being a tenant; tenancy. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tenantry" in a sentence
  • "If racking the tenantry is the condition on which he gets this lovely home, it is a temptation certainly."
  • "a shop, also the post-office of the town, and in the course of conversation informed them that his tenantry were a lazy lot of blackguards."
  • "The 40 sheep were kept by a common shepherd with the common herd, were taken every day to the downs and brought back every night to be folded on the arable fields, the rule being to fold 1,000 sheep on a 'tenantry' acre (three-quarters of a statute acre) every night. ["