What is the difference between renter and tenant?

renter | tenant | Synonyms |

Tenant is a synonym of renter.


In context|legal|lang=en terms the difference between renter and tenant

is that renter is (legal) one who owns or controls property and rents that property to another while tenant is (legal) one who holds a property by any kind of right, including ownership.

As nouns the difference between renter and tenant

is that renter is one who rents property from another while tenant is one who pays a fee (rent) in return for the use of land, buildings, or other property owned by others.

As verbs the difference between renter and tenant

is that renter is to sew together so that the seam is scarcely visible; to sew up with skill and nicety; to finedraw while tenant is to hold as, or be, a tenant.

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renter

English

Etymology 1

Noun

(en noun)
  • One who rents property from another.
  • (legal) One who owns or controls property and rents that property to another.
  • Synonyms
    * (one who rents property from another) lessee, tenant, rentee * (one who rents property to another) lessor, landlord
    Usage notes
    Technically, in common legal usage, the term should refer only to the party who owns the property and allows another to rent it. The party paying for the use of the property is properly termed a rentee. However, common usage is to use the term to refer to the party paying for use of the property, and this usage has seeped into legal parlance as well.

    Etymology 2

    (etyl) rentraire; (etyl) (lena) prefix (re-) re- + (in) into, in + (trahere) to draw.

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • to sew together so that the seam is scarcely visible; to sew up with skill and nicety; to finedraw.
  • to restore the original design of (a tapestry) by working in new warp.
  • Anagrams

    * English agent nouns ----

    tenant

    English

    Alternative forms

    * tenaunt (obsolete) * tennant (obsolete) * tennaunt (obsolete)

    Noun

    (Leasehold estate) (en noun)
  • One who pays a fee (rent) in return for the use of land, buildings, or other property owned by others.
  • *
  • One who has possession of any place; a dweller; an occupant.
  • * Cowper
  • sweet tenants of this grove
  • * Cowley
  • the happy tenant of your shade
  • * Byron
  • the sister tenants of the middle deep
  • (legal) One who holds a property by any kind of right, including ownership.
  • Synonyms

    * lessee * renter * rentee

    Derived terms

    * tenancy * tenantless * tenantry

    See also

    * tenet

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To hold as, or be, a tenant.