n.1.A state of holding on in a continuous course; manner of continuity; constant mode; general tendency; course; career.
2.That course of thought which holds on through a discourse; the general drift or course of thought; purport; intent; meaning; understanding.
When it [the bond] is paid according to the tenor.
- Shak.
3.Stamp; character; nature.
4.(Law) An exact copy of a writing, set forth in the words and figures of it. It differs from purport, which is only the substance or general import of the instrument.
5.(Mus.) The higher of the two kinds of voices usually belonging to adult males; hence, the part in the harmony adapted to this voice; the second of the four parts in the scale of sounds, reckoning from the base, and originally the air, to which the other parts were auxillary.
Old Tenor
different descriptions of paper money, issued at different periods, by the American colonial governments in the last century.
Noun1.tenor - the adult male singing voice above baritone
Synonyms: tenor voice
2.tenor - the pitch range of the highest male voice
3.tenor - an adult male with a tenor voice
4.tenor - pervading note of an utterance; "I could follow the general tenor of his argument"
Synonyms: strain
Adj.1.tenor - (of a musical instrument) intermediate between alto and baritone or bass; "a tenor sax"
2.tenor - of or close in range to the highest natural adult male voice; "tenor voice"

TENOR, pleading. This word, applied to an instrument in pleading, signifies an exact copy; it differs from purport. (q.v.) 2 Phil. Ev. 99; 2 Russ. on Cr. 365; 1, Chit. Cr. Law, 235; 1 Mass. 203; 1 East, R. 180, and the cases cited in the notes. In chancery practice, by tenor is understood a certified copy of records of other courts removed into chancery by certiorari. Gresl. Ev. 309.

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