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English noun: tenure

1. tenure (time) the term during which some position is held

Synonymsincumbency, term of office

Broader (hypernym)term

Narrower (hyponym)administration, episcopate, presidency, presidential term, vice-presidency, vice-presidential term

2. tenure (possession) the right to hold property; part of an ancient hierarchical system of holding lands

Synonymsland tenure

Broader (hypernym)legal right

Narrower (hyponym)copyhold, freehold, villeinage

English verb: tenure

1. tenure (social) give life-time employment to

SamplesShe was tenured after she published her book.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)advance, elevate, kick upstairs, promote, raise, upgrade

Domain categoryacademe, academia

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