Definitions for tenureˈtɛn yər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ten•ureˈtɛn yər(n.; v.)-ured, -ur•ing.
(n.)the holding or possessing of anything:
the tenure of an office.
the holding of property, esp. real property, of a superior in return for services to be rendered.
the period or term of holding something.
status granted to an employee indicating that the position or employment is permanent.
(v.t.)to give tenure to.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Origin of tenure:
1250–1300; ME < AF; OF teneure < VL *tenitura=*tenit(us), for L tentus, ptp. of tenēre to hold +-ura -ure
tenure, term of office, incumbency(noun)
the term during which some position is held
tenure, land tenure(verb)
the right to hold property; part of an ancient hierarchical system of holding lands
give life-time employment to
"She was tenured after she published her book"
A status of possessing a thing or an office; an incumbency.
A period of time during which it is possessed.
A status of having a permanent post with enhanced job security within an academic institution.
A right to hold land under the feudal system.
To grant tenure, the status of having a permanent academic position, to (someone).
the act or right of holding, as property, especially real estate
the manner of holding lands and tenements of a superior
the consideration, condition, or service which the occupier of land gives to his lord or superior for the use of his land
manner of holding, in general; as, in absolute governments, men hold their rights by a precarious tenure
Tenure commonly refers to life tenure in a job and specifically to a senior academic's contractual right not to have his or her position terminated without just cause.
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