tenure

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman, from Old French teneure, from Vulgar Latin *tenitura, from *tenit(us), from Latin tentus (from teneō) + -ura.

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Noun[edit]

tenure (plural tenures)

  1. A status of possessing a thing or an office; an incumbency.
    • Cowper
      All that seems thine own, / Held by the tenure of his will alone.
  2. A period of time during which something is possessed.
  3. A status of having a permanent post with enhanced job security within an academic institution.
  4. A right to hold land under the feudal system.

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(a status of possessing a thing or an office): incumbency

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Verb[edit]

tenure (third-person singular simple present tenures, present participle tenuring, simple past and past participle tenured)

  1. (transitive) To grant tenure, the status of having a permanent academic position, to (someone).

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Oxford-Paravia Concise - Dizionario Inglese-Italiano e Italiano-Inglese. Edited by Maria Cristina Bareggi. Torino: Paravia, 2003 (in collaboration with Oxford University Press). ISBN 8839551107. Online version here

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French[edit]

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Noun[edit]

tenure f (plural tenures)

  1. tenure

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