Meaning of tenement

ten•e•ment

Pronunciation: (ten'u-munt), [key]
— n.
  1. Also calleda run-down and often overcrowded apartment house, esp. in a poor section of a large city.
    1. any species of permanent property, as lands, houses, rents, an office, or a franchise, that may be held of another.
    2. tenements,freehold interests in things immovable considered as subjects of property.
  2. an apartment or room rented by a tenant.
  3. any abode or habitation.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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