• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Subtenant (Law) One who rents a tenement, or land, etc., of one who is also a tenant; an undertenant.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n subtenant A tenant under a tenant; one who rents land or houses from a tenant.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Subtenant sub-ten′ant a tenant who hires or leases from one who is also a tenant
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In literature:

Subtenate de unu sola haro, la glavo sxajnis kvazaux tuj falonta sur la kapon de Damoklo.
"A Complete Grammar of Esperanto" by Ivy Kellerman Reed
Other fighting men were the knights, who were tenants or subtenants of a baron.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
Above them was the king, below them these successive stages of tenants and subtenants.
"An Introduction to the Industrial and Social History of England" by Edward Potts Cheyney
The subtenants let the land in smaller parcels to the peasantry for a certain percentage of the crops.
"Timar's Two Worlds" by Mór Jókai
I mentioned I was looking for a place and she said she liked me and wanted somebody she liked to be her subtenant.
"Syndrome" by Thomas Hoover
The name does not necessarily imply subtenancy in any way, the Hallmoot being simply the court of the manor.
"The Agrarian Problem in the Sixteenth Century" by Richard Henry Tawney

In news:

Firm's Dissolution Leaves Subtenants Facing Eviction, Lost Services.