tenant / tenet

tenant / tenet
   A tenant is someone who rents property: A new tenant moved into the vacant apartment last week.
   A tenet is a principle: The major tenets of all religions are similar.

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  • tenant / tenet —    A tenant is someone who rents property: A new tenant moved into the vacant apartment last week.    A tenet is a principle: The major tenets of all religions are similar …   Confused words

  • tenant — early 14c., person who holds lands by title or by lease, from Anglo Fr. tenaunt (late 13c.), O.Fr. tenant (12c.), noun use of prp. of tenir to hold, from L. tenere hold, keep (see TENET (Cf. tenet)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • tenet — tenet; tenuit /tenat/tenyuwat/ He holds; he held. In the Latin forms of the writ of waste against a tenant, these words introduced the allegation of tenure. If the tenancy still existed, and recovery of the land was sought, the former word was… …   Black's law dictionary

  • tenet; tenuit — /tenat/tenyuwat/ He holds; he held. In the Latin forms of the writ of waste against a tenant, these words introduced the allegation of tenure. If the tenancy still existed, and recovery of the land was sought, the former word was used (and the… …   Black's law dictionary

  • tenet — [ten′it] n. [L, he holds < tenere: see TENANT] a principle, doctrine, or belief held as a truth, as by some group SYN. DOCTRINE …   English World dictionary

  • tenant — [14] A tenant is etymologically a ‘holder’. The word comes from Old French tenant, a noun use of the present participle of tenir ‘hold’. This in turn went back to Latin tenēre ‘hold’, a descendant of the Indo European base *ten ‘stretch, extend’… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • tenant — [14] A tenant is etymologically a ‘holder’. The word comes from Old French tenant, a noun use of the present participle of tenir ‘hold’. This in turn went back to Latin tenēre ‘hold’, a descendant of the Indo European base *ten ‘stretch, extend’… …   Word origins

  • tenet — see TENANT …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • tenet — see TENANT …   Word origins

  • tenuit — tenet; tenuit /tenat/tenyuwat/ He holds; he held. In the Latin forms of the writ of waste against a tenant, these words introduced the allegation of tenure. If the tenancy still existed, and recovery of the land was sought, the former word was… …   Black's law dictionary

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