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/ˈtenəmənt/,
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tenements, plural;
  1. A room or a set of rooms forming a separate residence within a house or block of apartments

  2. A house divided into and rented in such separate residences, esp. one that is run-down and overcrowded

  3. A piece of land held by an owner

  4. Any kind of permanent property, e.g., lands or rents, held from a superior


  1. a run-down apartment house barely meeting minimal standards
  2. An apartment (in US English) or flat (in British English) is a self-contained housing unit (a type of residential real estate) that occupies only part of a building. Such a building may be called an apartment building or apartment house, especially if it consists of many apartments for rent. ...
  3. A tenement (from the Latin to hold), in law, is anything that is held, rather than owned. This usage is a holdover from feudalism, which still forms the basis of all real-estate law in the English-speaking world.
  4. a building that is rented to multiple tenants, especially a low-rent, run-down one; any form of property that is held by one person from another, rather than being owned
  5. (Tenements) All rights in land passing with a conveyance thereof.
  6. (Tenements) A word in a deed referring to any buildings on the property.
  7. (Tenements) Built by a landlord, tenements were small housing units that were extremely overcrowded, poorly built, and that contained filth. There was a lack of fresh air and light in these housing units, and in addition, they were inhabited mainly by new immigrants. ...
  8. (Tenements) Possessions that are permanent and fixed; structures attached to land.
  9. (Tenements) Rights that transfer with the real property.
  10. (tenements) Buildings that were carved up into small apartments within the slums or ghettos.
  11. (tenements) In the 17th century, the word meant dwellings.
  12. (tenements) a type of apartment building common in big cities starting in the mid 1800s.  They were often poorly built and overcrowded.  Many were created by dividing up floors and even rooms of large houses.  As a result, not all units had water or toilets. ...
  13. Everything that may be occupied under a lease by a tenant.
  14. (1) A building or complex of buildings containing residential rental units. (2) A run-down, low-rental apartment or flat building or rooming house. (3) Real property held by a person under a right or authority conferred by an owner.
  15. That which is held by tenure, the possessor of which is a tenant. Hence the lands, houses etc, leased from another person for a term of years.
  16. A mining lease, exploration permit, or mineral development licence
  17. In terms of the Tenements (Scotland) Act, a tenement means any commercial, residential or mixed-use building where there are two or more "flats" in - or designed to be in - separate ownership and divided horizontally.
  18. Building with many apartments, most open onto an air shaft
  19. Anything held feudally, whether corporeal or incorporeal. Leaseholds and copyholds not conferring the feudal seisin are not tenements, but the latter have been referred to as such for several centuries.
  20. A formal description of any type of property, but particularly property including a building.
  21. A house OR any holding of land, rent or property.
  22. a multi-unit dwelling made up of several (generally four or more) apartments (i.e. an apartment building). In the United States the connotation implies a run-down or poorly-cared-for building.
  23. A comprehensive legal term for any type of property of a permanent nature— including land, houses, and other buildings as well as rights attaching thereto, such as the right to collect rent.
  24. Any dwelling, but usually an apartment house, that is situated in a poorer section of a city and has fallen into disrepair.
  25. (1) real property and the rights to ownership, especially those of a permanent nature that relate to and pass with the land (2) a building intended for rental residence.