verb (used with object)
Origin of tenure
Examples from the Web for tenurial
In Domesday Book the feudal or tenurial principle seems still struggling for recognition.
That tenurial heterogeneity of which we have been speaking had another important effect.
The trait to which we allude we shall call (for want of a better term) the tenurial heterogeneity of the burgesses.
Personal, tenurial, justiciary threads are woven into a web that bewilders us.
But in East Anglia there is no such simplicity of arrangement, no such permanence of tenurial compartments.The Agrarian Problem in the Sixteenth Century|Richard Henry Tawney
British Dictionary definitions for tenurial
- 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 tenurial
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.