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tenement

ten·e·ment

tenement

 
pronunciation:
te n mnt
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an apartment building, esp. one located in the poorer section of a city.
similar words:
home
definition 2: any building used as a dwelling, esp. one that is rented.
similar words:
home
definition 3: a room or apartment rented to a tenant.
definition 4: in law, property such as land, houses, offices, franchises, or the like, that one may hold as real property.
Word Parts
The word tenement contains the following parts:
-ment Latin noun-forming suffix that means act, process, or instance of
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The suffix -ment attaches to Latin verb roots (e.g., doc, reg, sed) or to English verbs of Latin origin to form nouns.