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What does "Tenure" mean?

Definition

(n.) Manner of holding, in general; as, in absolute governments, men hold their rights by a precarious tenure (n.) The act or right of holding, as property, especially real estate (n.) The consideration, condition, or service which the occupier of land gives to his lord or superior for the use of his land (n.) The manner of holding lands and tenements of a superior


Synonyms incumbency, land tenure, term of office


Example: "She was tenured after she published her book"


Word Family tenures