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tenancy

ten·an·cy

tenancy

pronunciation:
te nn si
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part of speech: noun
inflections: tenancies
definition 1: the temporary occupancy or use of another's dwelling, land, or other property, esp. in return for payment of rent.
definition 2: the time span of such occupancy or use.
definition 3: possession of property by any kind of title.
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The word tenancy contains the following part:
-ance, -ence, -ency, -ancy Latin noun-forming suffix that means state, quality, or act of
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The suffix group -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy attaches to verbs and Latin verb stems to create nouns. The suffix -ance is usually attached to whole English words, whereas -ence is usually attached to roots: compare eloquence and acceptance . For most nouns ending in -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy , there is a correponsponding adjective form ending in -ant, -ent.