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