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tenure (plural tenures)
- A status of possessing a thing or an office; an incumbency.
- All that seems thine own, / Held by the tenure of his will alone.
- A period of time during which something is possessed.
- A status of having a permanent post with enhanced job security within an academic institution.
- A right to hold land under the feudal system.
(a status of possessing a thing or an office): incumbency
a status of possessing a thing or an office
a period of time possessed
a status of having a permanent post
a right to hold land
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- (transitive) To grant tenure, the status of having a permanent academic position, to (someone).
- 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
tenure f (plural tenures)