tenure

tenure
tenure ten‧ure [ˈtenjə, -jʊə ǁ -jər] noun [uncountable]
1. the period of time when someone has an important job or position:

• During his four-year tenure as president, the firm's annual revenue rose dramatically.

2. the right to stay permanently in a job, for example a teaching job in a university:

• the life tenure of judges at the State Courts

3. LAW the legal right to live in a house or use a piece of land:

• inequalities in land tenure

— see also security of tenure

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tenure UK US /ˈtenjər/ noun FORMAL
[C] WORKPLACE the period of time during which someone is in an important job or position: »

His 14-year tenure included some of the store's best times.

sb's tenure as sth »

Seven years ago, I began my official tenure as lab director.

under sb's tenure »

Listings at the NYSE soared under his tenure.

[U] WORKPLACE the right to remain permanently in a job, especially as a teacher at a university: have tenure »

He took a semester off from UA, where he has tenure.

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What grounds did the university give for denying tenure to you?

[U] LAW, PROPERTY the legal right to use a piece of land or a property: grant sb tenure »

They were not granted tenure to the land.

See also JOB TENURE(Cf. ↑job tenure), SECURITY OF TENURE(Cf. ↑security of tenure)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

Synonyms:
(lands and tenements) / , , , , (for the time)


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