[ US /ˈtɛnəmənt/ ]
[ UK /tˈɛnəmənt/ ]
  1. a run-down apartment house barely meeting minimal standards
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How To Use tenement In A Sentence

  • This survey lists 170 burgages and 7 tenements, compared with the 160 ¾ burgages in the Red Book.
  • Tenements, rookeries, and cheap rooming districts exercised a huge symbolic power over the public imagination as centres of vice, squalor, drunkenness, traffic in sex and stolen goods, and general depravity.
  • He'd got up from the kitchen table and pedalled up the hill from the old tenement in Shuttle Place through the Darroch Council house scheme.
  • If the executors do not appear, but the claimant can prove by inquest that the testator bequeathed him the tenement, it shall be delivered to him.
  • I haven't forgotten my roots in Glasgow, with the dingy tenements and the grass full of dog dirt, and there are parts of Middlesbrough which look as if they belong to the Dark Ages.
  • This tenement is new also because of the pedagogical organisation of the "Children's House". The Montessori Method
  • Now, a tenement is not a building that is stuck up in a ramshackle way on one of the streets in the lowest ward of the city. Problems of Population
  • He may have been casting around for a suitable site in 1331, when he bought up a quitclaim to a tenement on the north bank of Millfleet.
  • "Such," says an official report, "is the lack of houseroom in the city that any kind of tenement can be immediately crowded with lodgers, if there is space."
  • Nowadays, between scraps of undulating green parkland, there are stumps of surviving Victorian tenements.
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