A right to occupy or otherwise use real property for a term.
Law Dictionary – Alternative Legal Definition
is the relation of a tenant to the land which he holds. Hence it signifies (1) the estate of a tenant, as in the expressions “Joint tenancy,” “tenancy in common;”(2)the term or interest of a tenant for years or at will, as when we say that a lessee must remove his fixtures during his tenancy. Sweet.” General tenancy. A tenancy which is not fixed and made certain in point of duration by the. agreement of the parties. Brown v. Bragg, 22 Ind. 122. Joint tenancy. An estate in joint tenancy is an estate in fee simple, fee-tail, for life, for years, or at will, arising by purchase or grant to two or more persons. Joint tenants have one and the same interest accruing by one and the same conveyance, commencing at one and the same time, and held by one and the same undivided possession. The grand incident of joint tenancy is survivorship, by which the entire tenancy on the decease of any joint tenant remains to the survivors, and at length to the last survivor. Pub. St Mass. 1882, p. 1292; Simons v. McLain, 51 Kan. 153, 32 Pac. 919; Thornburg v. Wiggins, 135 Ihd. 178. 34 N. BL 999, 22 IA R. A. 42. 41 Am. St. Rep. 422; Appeal of Lewis, 85 Mich. 340, 48 N. W. 580. 24 Am. St. Rep. 94; Redemptorist Fathers v. Lawler, 205 Pa. 24, 54 Atl. 487. A joint interest is one owned by several persons in equal shares, by a title created by a single will or transfer, when expressly declared in the will or transfer to be a joint tenancy, or when granted or devised to executors or trustees as joint tenants. Civ. Code Cal.