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Definition 1: the right to hold property; part of an ancient hierarchical system of holding lands - [noun denoting possession]

Synonyms for tenure in the sense of this definition

(tenure is a kind of ...) a right based in law

(... is a kind of tenure ) a medieval form of land tenure in England; a copyhold was a parcel of land granted to a peasant by the lord of the manor in return for agricultural services

(... is a kind of tenure ) tenure by which land is held in fee simple or for life

(... is a kind of tenure ) tenure by which a villein held land

Definition 2: the term during which some position is held - [noun denoting time]

Synonyms for tenure in the sense of this definition

(tenure is a kind of ...) a limited period of time

"a prison term" "he left school before the end of term"

(... is a kind of tenure ) the tenure of a president

"things were quiet during the Eisenhower administration"

(... is a kind of tenure ) the tenure of a vice president

(... is a kind of tenure ) the term of office of a bishop

Samples where tenure or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She was tenured after she published her book

(tenure is a kind of ...) give a promotion to or assign to a higher position

"John was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired" "Women tend not to advance in the major law firms" "I got promoted after many years of hard work"

(tenure belongs to category ...) the academic world

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