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tenable

adjective
 
 
/ˈtenəbl/
reasonable, or possible to achieve or defend: The Board has decided that his position as chairman is no longer tenable. a tenable approach/solution/point of view
HR a job that is tenable for a particular period of time, or from a particular date, can be held for that period of time or from that date: tenable from sth Applications are invited for the chair of Governors, tenable from 1 September 2011.
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