Ten"an*cy (?), n.; pl. Tenacies (#). [Cf. OF. tenace, LL. tenentia. See Tenant.] Law (a)

A holding, or a mode of holding, an estate; tenure; the temporary possession of what belongs to another.

(b) O. Eng.Law

A house for habitation, or place to live in, held of another.

Blount. Blackstone. Wharton.


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