HyperDic: tenure

English > 3 senses of the word tenure:
NOUNtimetenure, term of office, incumbencythe term during which some position is held
possessiontenure, land tenurethe right to hold property
VERBsocialtenuregive life-time employment / employment to
tenure > pronunciation
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English > tenure: 3 senses > noun 1, time
MeaningThe term during which some position is held.
Synonymsterm of office, incumbency
NarrowerepiscopateThe term of office of a bishop
presidency, presidential term, administrationThe tenure of a president
vice-presidency, vice-presidential termThe tenure of a vice president
BroadertermA limited period of time
Spanishgobierno, judicatura, legislatura, mandato
Catalangovern, legislatura
Verbstenuregive life-time employment / employment to
English > tenure: 3 senses > noun 2, possession
MeaningThe right to hold property; part of an ancient hierarchical system of holding lands.
Synonymland tenure
NarrowercopyholdA medieval form of land tenure in England
freeholdtenure by which land is held in fee simple or for life
villeinagetenure by which a villein held land
Broaderlegal rightA right based in law
Spanishposesión, tenencia
English > tenure: 3 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningGive life-time employment / employment to.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example"She was tenured after she published her book"
Categoryacademia, academeThe academic world
Broaderpromote, upgrade, advance, kick upstairs, raise, elevateGive a promotion to or assign to a higher position
Spanishdar una permanencia
Nounstenurethe term during which some position is held

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