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  1. ten·ure
    IPA[ˈtenyər]
  2. noun

    • 1. the conditions under which land or buildings are held or occupied.

    • 2. the holding of an office:

      his tenure of the premiership would be threatened
      Synonym : incumbency, term of office, term, period of/in office, time, time in office
    • 3. a period for which an office is held.

    • 4. guaranteed permanent employment, especially as a teacher or professor, after a probationary period:

      tenure for university staff has been abolished

    verb

    • 1. give (someone) a permanent post, especially as a teacher or professor:

      I had recently been tenured and then promoted to full professor
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: tenure, plural noun: tenures

    • noun

      the conditions under which land or buildings are held or occupied.

      the holding of an office:

    • verb

      give (someone) a permanent post, especially as a teacher or lecturer:
    • noun

      (in Ireland) the renting of land in small portions direct to the laborers, at a rent fixed by competition.
    • noun

      an employment structure whereby the holder of a post, typically an academic one, is guaranteed consideration for eventual tenure:
    • noun

      an employment structure whereby the holder of a post, typically an academic one, is guaranteed consideration for eventual tenure:
    • noun

      (in Ireland) the letting of land in small portions direct to the labourers, at a rent fixed by competition.
    • the right of a tenant of property to occupy it after the lease expires (unless a court should order otherwise)

      guaranteed permanent employment, especially as a teacher or lecturer, after a probationary period

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