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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Old French
Origin: Medieval Latin tenitura, from Latin tenere; TENOR

tenure

noun
     
Related topics: Law, College
ten‧ure [uncountable]
1SEC the right to stay permanently in a teaching job:
It's becoming increasingly difficult to acquire academic tenure.
2 formal the period of time when someone has an important job:
The company has doubled in value during his tenure.
3 lawSCL the legal right to live in a house or use a piece of land for a period of time
tenured adjective:
a tenured professor
a tenured position

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