WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
ten•an•cy /ˈtɛnənsi/USA pronunciation n., pl. -cies.
  1. [uncountable] a holding by a tenant;
  2. [countable] the length of time of a tenancy.
See -ten-.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

tenancy /ˈtɛnənsɪ/ n ( pl -cies)
  1. the temporary possession or holding by a tenant of lands or property owned by another
  2. the period of holding or occupying such property
  3. the period of holding office, a position, etc

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