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Meaning of tenancy

ten•an•cy

Pronunciation: (ten'un-sē), [key]
— pl. -cies.
  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. a piece of land held by a tenant; holding.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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