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Tenant or 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.)





























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