Meaning of tenement
Pronunciation: (ten'u-munt), [key]
- Also calleda run-down and often overcrowded apartment house, esp. in a poor section of a large city.
- any species of permanent property, as lands, houses, rents, an office, or a franchise, that may be held of another.
- tenements,freehold interests in things immovable considered as subjects of property.
- an apartment or room rented by a tenant.
- any abode or habitation.
- tenement (Thesaurus)