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tenure

ten·ure

tenure

 
 
pronunciation:
ten yr
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the fact, right, or condition of holding or possessing something, such as property or a position.
synonyms:
holding, possession
similar words:
occupation, retention, tenancy, title
definition 2: the period of holding or possessing something.
He felt he had accomplished a lot during his tenure as chairman of the committee.
synonyms:
term
similar words:
administration, incumbency, reign, rule, tenancy, time
definition 3: the status or fact of being employed on a permanent basis in a position.
Now that she has tenure as a professor, the pressure to write and publish is not quite so severe.
derivations: tenurial (adj.), tenurially (adv.)