Also called tenement house. a run-down and often overcrowded apartment house, especially in a poor section of a large city.
Law. any species of permanent property, as lands, houses, rents, an office, or a franchise, that may be held of another. tenements, freehold interests in things immovable considered as subjects of property.
British. an apartment or room rented by a tenant.
Archaic. any abode or habitation.
Also called tenement building. (now esp in Scotland) a large building divided into separate flats