Definition of 'tenure'
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These seem likely to reflect income and affluence rather than tenure status. Home-ownership - differentiation and fragmentation (1990)Yet his record should have demanded a more coherent and sensible end to his tenure. Times, Sunday Times (2012) Long tenure in ministry also enhances credibility. Christianity Today (2000)He hoped that his tenure would be long. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In particular the laws, custom and practice of land tenure and inheritance were different. BRITAIN BC: Life In Britain and Ireland before the Romans (2003)Sadly for the circuit, it was to be the shortest tenure of that office. Times, Sunday Times (2011)During his tenure, the company flourished. Going For It!: How to Succeed As an Entrepreneur (1986)But he was warned by fellow Conservatives that his tenure in the job could be short. Times, Sunday Times (2009)In public bureaucracies, tenure of a post was usually for life. Politics, Planning and the State (1990)Equally the attitudes of individuals and households to their home are formed by a wider range of experience than their legal tenure status. Home-ownership - differentiation and fragmentation (1990)The minister's tenure of office. The Government and Politics of France (1989)Their job tenure averages 6.2 years compared with 8.9 years in the public sector. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It said: 'Many chief constables are coming to the end of their tenure. The Sun (2012)His tenure ends in June. Times, Sunday Times (2014)In that sense, and except towards the end of her long tenure of office, she was always instinctively cautious. Times, Sunday Times (2013)High performers are on their fifth job by the time they are 27 and their average tenure at a job is 2.6 years. Times, Sunday Times (2008)One colleague recalled that he might be found during a quiet moment in his office poring over a text on Japanese archaeology or Ethiopian land tenure practices. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Although the American colonists had objected to the demands of feudal land tenure, they found it difficult to escape the sense of social hierarchy that it imbued. MEASURING AMERICA (2002)History A meadow which has been managed for hay for at least 800 years as a result of an unusual form of land tenure. A Guide to Britain's Conservation Heritage (1991)
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Translations for 'tenure'
British English: tenure NOUN
Tenure is the legal right to live in a particular building or to use a particular piece of land during a fixed period of time.
Lack of security of tenure was a reason for many families becoming homeless.
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