security of tenure

security of tenure
security of tenure seˌcurity of ˈtenure noun [uncountable] LAW JOBS PROPERTY
the legal right to keep a job or keep renting the property you are living in:

• If you are renting from a private landlord, your security of tenure will depend on the type of contract.

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security of tenure UK US noun [U]
PROPERTY, LAW the legal right to continue living in or using a building, land, etc. that is rented from the owner: »

This statutory provision gives a business tenant security of tenure.

HR the fact that someone is likely to be able to stay in a job for as long as they want to: »

Call centres have been a great success story, despite doubts about the career prospects and security of tenure they offer.

See also EMPLOYMENT SECURITY(Cf. ↑employment security)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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