Meaning of “tenure” in the English Dictionary

"tenure" in English

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tenurenoun [ U ]

uk /ˈten.jər/ /ˈtenjʊər/ us /ˈten.jɚ/ formal

(Definition of “tenure” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"tenure" in American English

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tenurenoun [ U ]

us /ˈten·jər/

the period of time when someone holds a job, esp. an official position, or the right to keep a job permanently:

During his tenure as mayor, relations with the police department worsened.
Michelle has tenure in her new teaching position.

(Definition of “tenure” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"tenure" in Business English

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uk /ˈtenjər/ us 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.

(Definition of “tenure” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)