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Noun: tenure  ten-yu(r)
  1. The term during which some position is held
    - term of office, incumbency
     
  2. The right to hold property; part of an ancient hierarchical system of holding lands
    - land tenure
Verb: tenure  ten-yu(r)
  1. (academia) give life-time employment to
    "She was tenured after she published her book"

Derived forms: tenured, tenures, tenuring

Type of: advance, elevate, kick upstairs, legal right, promote, raise, term, upgrade

Encyclopedia: Tenure, Ecclesiastical