One who holds or possesses lands, or other real estate, by any kind of right, whether in fee simple, in common, in severalty, for life, for years, or at will; also, one who has the occupation or temporary possession of lands or tenements the title of which is in another; -- correlative to landlord. See Citation from Blackstone, under Tenement, 2.
- One that pays rent to use or occupy land, a building, or other property owned by another.
- A dweller in a place; an occupant.
- Law One who holds or possesses lands, tenements, or sometimes personal property by any kind of title.
- To hold as a tenant or be a tenant.