Associations to the word «Tenure»


TENURE, noun. A status of possessing a thing or an office; an incumbency.
TENURE, noun. A period of time during which something is possessed.
TENURE, noun. A status of having a permanent post with enhanced job security within an academic institution.
TENURE, noun. A right to hold land under the feudal system.
TENURE, verb. (transitive) To grant tenure, the status of having a permanent academic position, to (someone).
TENURE TRACK, adjective. Alternative form of tenure-track

Dictionary definition

TENURE, noun. The term during which some position is held.
TENURE, noun. The right to hold property; part of an ancient hierarchical system of holding lands.
TENURE, verb. Give life-time employment to; "She was tenured after she published her book".

Wise words

To use the same words is not a sufficient guarantee of understanding; one must use the same words for the same genus of inward experience; ultimately one must have one's experiences in common.
Friedrich Nietzsche