tenant vs tenet : Common Errors in English

About tenant vs tenet

These two words come from the same Latin root, tenere, meaning “to hold” but they have very different meanings. “Tenet” is the rarer of the two, meaning a belief that a person holds: “Avoiding pork is a tenet of the Muslim faith.” In contrast, the person leasing an apartment from you is your tenant. (She holds the lease.)

tenant Meaning(s)

  • (n) someone who pays rent to use land or a building or a car that is owned by someone else
  • (n) a holder of buildings or lands by any kind of title (as ownership or lease)
  • (n) any occupant who dwells in a place
  • (v) occupy as a tenant

tenet Meaning(s)

  • (n) a religious doctrine that is proclaimed as true without proof

tenant in News

  1. Seattle man arrested in surprise hammer attack

    A tenant at a supportive housing complex was attacked by another tenant who was armed with a hammer early Wednesday, Seattle police said. Police were called to the Aurora House, transitional housing for the homeless, at 10507 Aurora Avenue North shortly before 2 a.m. A witness told officers 30-year-old Daniel Davis walked down to the lobby, paced back and forth a few times and then went upstairs ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma

  2. New Hope Retail Space Tenant and Rehabilitation Clinic Affinity Medical Group Provides New Treatment for Peripheral ...

    New Hope retail space tenant, rehabilitation clinic Affinity Medical Group occupying a retail space in JGM Properties Caribou Corner mini-mall in New Hope Minnesota is offering a new treatment plan for those suffering with peripheral neuropathy. (PRWeb June 11, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10801354.htm
    on June 12, 2013 Source: PRWeb

  3. Tenant Screening Firm Urges NYC Landlords to Review Rental Agreements

    Tenant Background Search, a firm that helps landlords to effectively screen tenants, urges New York City landlords to maintain compliance with the Tenant Fair Chance Act so that they are not vulnerable to potential legal action. (PRWeb June 07, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10806967.htm
    on June 7, 2013 Source: PRWeb

tenet in News

  1. Vernon to bring police cruisers to town office

    Tuesday June 11, 2013 VERNON -- Keeping all available police cruisers as close as possible to a police station would seem to be a basic tenet of law enforcement.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Brattleboro Reformer

  2. Save your way to a soft landing in emergencies

    A basic tenet of personal finance that gets short shrift but can dramatically improve your money life is having a cash emergency fund.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Omaha World-Herald

  3. Oceanside Votes to Stimulate Job Creation and Drive Adoption of Solar, Energy Improvements with Dynamic PACE Duo of ...

    PACE providers FIGTREE and HERO unite in support of the tenet that freedom of financing choice drives success -- and competitive PACE marketplaces trump sole source options (PRWeb June 10, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10813373.htm
    on June 10, 2013 Source: PRWeb

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