Answer: Inadequate and crowded apartments where immigrants lived.
Word Origin Middle English (in the sense 'tenure property held by tenure'): via Old French from medieval Latin tenementum from tenere 'to hold'.
Scrabble Points: 10
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English Language Learners Definition of tenement : a large building that has apartments or rooms for rent and that is usually in a poorer part of a city See the full definition for tenement in the English Language Learners Dictionary
A tenement is a type of building shared by multiple dwellings typically with flats or apartments on each floor and with shared entrance stairway access on the British Isles notably common in Scotland. In the medieval Old Town in Edinburgh tenements were developed with each apartment treated as a separate house built on top of each other ...
The Tenement Museum's virtual school programs offer your class a chance to "visit" our recreated apartments from anywhere in the world. Our Educators take students into the building...