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"tenure" in British English

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tenurenoun [U]

uk   /ˈten.jər/ /-jʊər/  us   /-jɚ/ /-jʊr/ formal
being the ​legalowner of ​land, a ​job, or an ​officialpublicposition, or the ​period of ​time during which you own it: During his tenure as ​dean, he had a ​realinfluence on the ​students. the ​right to ​remainpermanently in a ​job: She is one of the few ​people in the ​English Department who has tenure. professors (= those ​likely to get tenure) who don't ​publish enough ​work may not be ​offered tenure.
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(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 ​officialposition, or the ​right to ​keep a ​jobpermanently: During his tenure as ​mayor, ​relations with the ​policedepartment worsened. Michelle has tenure in her new ​teachingposition.
(Definition of tenure from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"tenure" in Business English

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tenurenoun

uk   us   /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 ​labdirector.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 ​legalright 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)
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