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tenure

noun
 
 
/ˈtenjər/ formal
[C] WORKPLACE the period of time during which someone is in an important job or position: His 14-year tenure included some of the store's best times.sb's tenure as sth Seven years ago, I began my official tenure as lab director.under sb's tenure Listings at the NYSE soared under his tenure.
[U] WORKPLACE the right to remain permanently in a job, especially as a teacher at a university: have tenure He took a semester off from UA, where he has tenure. What grounds did the university give for denying tenure to you?
[U] LAW, PROPERTY the legal right to use a piece of land or a property: grant sb tenure They were not granted tenure to the land.
→  See also job tenure , security of tenure
(Definition of tenure from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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