la tenencia
-the possession
See the entry for tenencia.


A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (legal)
a. possession
El hombre arrestado está acusado de tenencia ilícita de armas de fuego.The arrested man is accused of illegal possession of firearms.
2. (post)
a. tenure
En esta universidad, la tenencia está asegurada para los profesores asociados.In this university, tenure for associate professors is guaranteed.
3. (tax)
Regionalism used in Mexico
a. car tax
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Este año aumentó la tenencia un 10 por ciento.The car tax went up by 10 percent this year.
b. road tax (United Kingdom)
Tener un carro sale muy caro si le sumas el seguro y la tenencia a los gastos habituales.Having a car is very expensive if you add the cost of insurance and road tax to the regular expenses.
4. (legal guardianship) (River Plate)
a. custody
Después del divorcio, Paul luchó para obtener la tenencia de los hijos.After the divorce, Paul fought to get custody of the kids.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (posesión)
a. possession
tenencia ilícita de armasillegal possession of arms
2. (impuesto)
Regionalism used in Mexico
a. road tax
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1 (posesión) [de vivienda] tenancy; occupancy; [de propiedad] possession
tenencia de drogas possession of drugs; tenencia ilícita de armas illegal possession of weapons
2 [de cargo] tenure
tenencia asegurada security of tenure
3 (puesto)
tenencia de alcaldía post of deputy mayor
4 (Mil) lieutenancy
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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