• WordNet 3.6
    • n tenancy an act of being a tenant or occupant
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tenancy (Law) A holding, or a mode of holding, an estate; tenure; the temporary possession of what belongs to another.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tenancy In low: A holding by private ownership; estate; tenure: as. tenancy in fee simple; tenancy in tail.
    • n tenancy A habitation or dwelling-place held of another.
    • n tenancy The period during which lands or tenements are held or occupied by a tenant.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tenancy a holding by private ownership: a temporary holding of land or property by a tenant
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. OF. tenace, LL. tenentia,. See Tenant


In literature:

Both the Park and the Hall were shut up; nor did General Stanley ever again resume his tenancy of the old manor.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. CCCXXXVI. October, 1843. Vol. LIV." by Various
What is a yearly tenancy?
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 13" by Elbert Hubbard
As the tenancy was likely to be of a few days duration only, these inconveniences were submitted to with a good grace.
"The 28th: A Record of War Service in the Australian Imperial Force, 1915-19, Vol. I" by Herbert Brayley Collett
It is purely French in design and is of the epoch of the tenancy of the Comte de Toulouse.
"Royal Palaces and Parks of France" by Milburg Francisco Mansfield
She almost regretted the impulsive promise to her sister that drew her out of her dwelling on the first night of her tenancy.
"Eve to the Rescue" by Ethel Hueston
During his early tenancy of the Garrick occurred an incident which showed Frohman's resource.
"Charles Frohman: Manager and Man" by Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman
The customary, or normal, method of acquiring land has been and still is a combination of tenancy, inheritance and mortgage.
"The Young Farmer: Some Things He Should Know" by Thomas Forsyth Hunt
He cast about for the landmarks which he had located during his long tenancy of the dugout.
"The Hound From The North" by Ridgwell Cullum
It was Jim Breen who told Lois that Jasper Fay's tenancy of the land north of the pond was definitely ended.
"The Side Of The Angels" by Basil King
The result was that the farmers undertook not to control the tenancy, but to build up the community itself.
"The Evolution of the Country Community" by Warren H. Wilson

In poetry:

Good friends, good-bye!
The soul is but a child; hear its poor cry,
'Remember in what lovers' tenancy
We lived here, she and I!'
"The Last Room" by Bliss William Carman
'Tis no matter where are gone
Those warm lives—-to halls, maybe,
Festive, or to lodgings lone:
Of the land their tenancy
Now is o'er;
Earth to earth belongs once more.
"After Bank Holiday" by Elizabeth Daryush

In news:

She is afraid that if the owner learns she is looking, he will terminate her tenancy.
Real Property — Tenancy By Entirety — Contribution.
Colorado's "Implied Warranty of Habitability for Residential Tenancies" is just a 10-month-old baby, born during the 2008 legislative session following a gestation period of 50 years.
The Pitfalls of Joint Tenancy as an Estate Planning Tool.
Joint tenancy is one of the ways in which two or more persons may hold legal title to real estate or personal property.
So this strong instinct to hunt and be courageous enough to hunt lions should be a heads up as to the tenancy and boldness bred into this dog.
One day, Dad and Mom hear about this great idea called "joint tenancy " and put their sons, Moe, Larry and Curly, on the title to their house.
Co- tenancy clauses are provisions under which retail tenants are granted concessions if one or more tenants in a center leave or the project goes dark.
But because lifestyle centers typically do not have anchors, in order to ensure top tenants sign onto projects, developers allow generous co- tenancy clauses.
Bankruptcy – Junior Liens — Tenancy By The Entireties.
Tenancy By The Entireties.
Officially known as Oracle's Siebel On Demand-Single Tenant , Enterprise Edition (STEE) -- appeared to resurrect the concept of single- tenancy .
Expats renewing or applying for UAE residency must now produce a valid tenancy contract.
The new multi-tenancy licensing option in its OpenScape Contact Center solution opens up new markets for the company, says one analyst.
This model is unclear whether the delinquencies must occur after the tenancy is created or may include delinquencies that predate creation of the tenancy.

In science:

Limited hardware control capabilities for VMs 2) Programmatic self-serviced provisioning 3) VM check-pointing and snap shots 4) Software abstraction of hardware 5) Multi-tenancy by logical partitioning of physical host into encapsulated software entities 6) Abstraction of hardware platform specific APIs and ABIs (e.g.
Examining the Impact of Platform Properties on Quality Attributes
Editorial Boards of Reliability Engineering and System Safety and Journal o f Risk and Reliability. His research interests include stochastic modeling o f s ystems deterioration, performance evaluation and optimization o f main tenance policies, health monitoring and p robabilistic safety assessment.
Probability of Failure of Safety-Critical Systems Subject to Partial Tests