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TENURE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does tenure mean? 

TENURE (noun)
  The noun TENURE has 2 senses:

1. the term during which some position is held
2. the right to hold property; part of an ancient hierarchical system of holding lands

  Familiarity information: TENURE used as a noun is rare.


TENURE (verb)
  The verb TENURE has 1 sense:

1. give life-time employment to

  Familiarity information: TENURE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TENURE (noun)


Sense 1tenure [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The term during which some position is held

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Synonyms:

incumbency; tenure; term of office

Hypernyms ("tenure" is a kind of...):

term (a limited period of time)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "tenure"):

administration; presidency; presidential term (the tenure of a president)

vice-presidency; vice-presidential term (the tenure of a vice president)

episcopate (the term of office of a bishop)


Sense 2tenure [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The right to hold property; part of an ancient hierarchical system of holding lands

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Synonyms:

land tenure; tenure

Hypernyms ("tenure" is a kind of...):

legal right (a right based in law)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "tenure"):

copyhold (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)

freehold (tenure by which land is held in fee simple or for life)

villeinage (tenure by which a villein held land)


TENURE (verb)


Sense 1tenure [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Give life-time employment to

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Context example:

She was tenured after she published her book

Hypernyms (to "tenure" is one way to...):

advance; elevate; kick upstairs; promote; raise; upgrade (give a promotion to or assign to a higher position)

Domain category:

academe; academia (the academic world)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


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