Definition of subtenancy in English:

subtenancy

noun

  • See subtenant

    • ‘Before then it was possible for a tenant to grant land to another tenant, who would owe him service, thus creating a further subtenancy and extending the feudal ladder.’
    • ‘It was not a valuation of the unexpired term remaining after the expiration of the subtenancies in September 1997.’
    • ‘It would conflict with this principle if the destruction of a tenancy by surrender carried with it the destruction of the interest of a subtenant under a subtenancy previously granted.’
    • ‘Accordingly a covenant forbidding assigning does not prevent the creation of a subtenancy or a licence; similarly a covenant against subletting does not prevent an assignment or the creation of a licence.’

Pronunciation

subtenancy

/sʌbˈtɛnənsi/