Origin of tenured
- the holding or possessing of anything: the tenure of an office.
- the holding of property, especially real property, of a superior in return for services to be rendered.
- the period or term of holding something.
- status granted to an employee, usually after a probationary period, indicating that the position or employment is permanent.
- to give tenure to: After she served three years on probation, the committee tenured her.
Origin of tenure
Examples from the Web for tenured
Contemporary Examples of tenured
One interpretation suggests he is the embodiment of whisky, a lewd allusion to a tenured tradition of Scottish alcoholism.Scotland’s ‘Yes’ Campaign and the Myth of Scottish Equality
September 18, 2014
Even though I was tenured, if I left my once-beloved Mormon faith, I would lose my job.A Brigham Young University Professor’s Escape from Mormonism
Lynn K. Wilder
October 20, 2013
So instead, he taught a semester here and a semester there, filling in for tenured writers who were off somewhere else, writing.A Plot Against Living: J.F. Powers’s ‘Suitable Accommodations’
D. G. Myers
August 20, 2013
I feel this way now more than ever, because I took a big risk and quit a tenured job at an M.F.A. program.Benjamin Percy: How I Write
June 5, 2013
At this point, says Campos, law school is largely serving the needs of only one group: tenured law professors.Law School Enrollments are Plummeting. What Happens Next?
January 18, 2013
- mainly US and Canadian
- having tenure of officea tenured professor
- guaranteeing tenure of officea tenured post
- the possession or holding of an office or position
- the length of time an office, position, etc, lasts; term
- mainly US and Canadian the improved security status of a person after having been in the employ of the same company or institution for a specified period
- the right to permanent employment until retirement, esp for teachers, lecturers, etc
- property law
- 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
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.