verb (used with object)
Origin of tenure
Examples from the Web for tenure
In this clip, a teenage Minaj gets heated and throws a phone in a play rehearsal during her tenure at LaGuardia High School.
Simpson also encountered similar situations during his tenure at the Center.
“That was the longest, most severe S/M session I have experienced in my thirty-four-year tenure,” she writes in the book.
His stories about his tenure in Washington hype his success in fixing housing problems in “inner cities.”
But that tenure ended when he was sent to prison for five years on a racketeering charge.Former Providence Mayor & Ex-Con Buddy Cianci's Redemption Tour Goes Bust|David Freedlander|November 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The disturbed condition of their tenure would tend to drive some of the settlers into fresh migration.The American Egypt|Channing Arnold
It ought, moreover, to possess great firmness, and consequently ought to hold its authority by a tenure of considerable duration.The Federalist Papers|Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison
I have carefully examined the bill "to regulate the tenure of certain civil offices."A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents|James D. Richardson
Not the least of these is the tenure by which property is held.The Life of John Marshall (Volume 2 of 4)|Albert J. Beveridge
The tenure of our place and right, as children of God, is that we fight evil to the bitter end.
British Dictionary definitions for tenure
- the holding or occupying of property, esp realty, in return for services rendered, etc
- the duration of such holding or occupation
Word Origin for tenure
Word Origin and History for tenure
early 15c., "holding of a tenement," from Anglo-French and Old French tenure "a tenure, estate in land" (13c.), from Old French tenir "to hold," from Vulgar Latin *tenire, from Latin tenere "to hold" (see tenet). The sense of "condition or fact of holding a status, position, or occupation" is first attested 1590s. Meaning "guaranteed tenure of office" (usually at a university or school) is recorded from 1957.