The state or act of being a tenant.

The walls were never painted during my tenantry, becoming dingier and dingier as the years went by.

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  • Tenantry — Ten ant*ry, n. 1. The body of tenants; as, the tenantry of a manor or a kingdom. [1913 Webster] 2. Tenancy. [Obs.] Ridley. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tenantry — index inhabitation (act of dwelling in) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • tenantry — [ten′ən trē] n. pl. tenantries [ME: see TENANT & RY] 1. the tenants collectively, as of an estate 2. the condition of being a tenant …   English World dictionary

  • tenantry — noun the tenantry old use all the farmers who rent land from the same person in one place …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Tenantry Column — The Tenantry Column is a monument to the south of Alnwick town centre, in Northumberland, England.The Greek Doric order [ [http://books.google.com/books?id=uoIHAAAAQAAJ The wandering knight of Dunstanborough castle, and miscellaneous poems]… …   Wikipedia

  • tenantry — noun (plural ries) Date: 14th century 1. tenancy 2. a body of tenants …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tenantry — /ten euhn tree/, n. 1. tenants collectively; the body of tenants on an estate. 2. the state or condition of being a tenant. [1350 1400; ME; see TENANT, RY] * * * …   Universalium

  • tenantry — ten|ant|ry [ tenəntri ] noun count OLD FASHIONED all the TENANTS who rent land or other property from one owner …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tenantry — ten·ant·ry || tenÉ™ntrɪ n. occupying of land, occupation of property, leasehold …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tenantry — noun 1》 [treated as sing. or plural] the tenants of an estate. 2》 tenancy …   English new terms dictionary

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