Definition of Tenure:

  1. Guaranteed permanent employment, especially as a teacher or professor, after a probationary period.

  2. The holding of an office.

  3. The conditions under which land or buildings are held or occupied.

  4. Legal protection against summary dismissal without just cause. See also security of tenure. Not to be confused with tenor.

  5. Nature of an occupants legal estate in a tract of land (freehold or leasehold) which indicates whether the occupant is an owner or tenant. Also called tenure in land.

  6. Give (someone) a permanent post, especially as a teacher or professor.

  7. Right or opportunity to extract, harvest, or use natural resources from a tract of land.

  8. Duration of an employment or of holding a position.

Synonyms of Tenure

Adverse possession, Alodium, Appointment, Berth, Billet, Burgage, Claim, Clamp, Clasp, Clench, Clinch, Clutch, Colony, Continuous tenure, De facto, De jure, Dependency, Derivative title, Duration, Employment, Engagement, Enlistment, Fee fief, Fee position, Fee simple, Fee simple absolute, Fee simple conditional, Fee simple defeasible, Fee simple determinable, Fee tail, Feodum, Feud, Fiefdom, Frankalmoign, Free socage, Freehold, Gavelkind, Gig, Grapple, Grasp, Grip, Gripe, Having title to, Hitch, Hold, Holding, Incumbency, Job, Knight service, Lay fee, Lease, Leasehold, Legal claim, Legal possession, Mandate, Moonlighting, Occupancy, Occupation, Office, Opening, Original title, Owning, Permanence, Permanency, Place, Position, Possessing, Possession, Post, Preoccupancy, Preoccupation, Prepossession, Prescription, Prison term, Property, Property rights, Proprietary rights, Residence, Residency, Second job, Seisin, Service, Situation, Socage, Spell, Squatting, Station, Stretch, Sublease, Tenancy, Tenantry, Tenure in chivalry, Term, Time, Title, Tour, Underlease, Undertenancy, Usucapion, Vacancy, Villein socage, Villeinhold, Villenage, Tenancy, Occupancy, Holding, Occupation, Residence, Incumbency, Term of office, Term, Period in office, Period of office, Time, Time in office

How to use Tenure in a sentence?

  1. John is a newly-hired professor who is working hard to acquire tenure ; if he achieves this coveted goal by meeting the chemistry departments requirements for teaching, service and research, then he will have guaranteed job security for the rest of his time at the university.
  2. Julie invited me to a small dinner party at her house to celebrate that she received tenure at the school where she had been teaching math for six years.
  3. Tenure for university staff has been abolished.
  4. His tenure of the premiership would be threatened.
  5. But without exception, these big operations use leased land, with tenures typically of two to five years.
  6. The college professor knew that his tenure let him express himself freely, without fear of being fired for his radical opinions.
  7. I had recently been tenured and then promoted to full professor.

Meaning of Tenure & Tenure Definition