Tenant or Tenet?

What is the difference between tenant and tenet?

Tenant is a person who rents land or property. For example: Tenet is a principle on which a belief or theory is based. For example:

Tenant or Tenet?

The words tenant and tenet sound similar, but their meanings are completely different.


The noun tenant describes a person who occupies land or property that is rented from a landlord. Though not as common, tenant can also be used as a verb. For example:


The noun tenet denotes an adopted belief, theme, or principle.


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