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Definition of Tenure


  1. The act or right of holding, as property, especially real estate.
  2. The manner of holding lands and tenements of a superior.
  3. The consideration, condition, or service which the occupier of land gives to his lord or superior for the use of his land.
  4. Manner of holding, in general; as, in absolute governments, men hold their rights by a precarious tenure.

Tenure Quotations

President Obama has only had two major policy victories during his tenure: the stimulus package and Obamacare. Both are massively unpopular. The stimulus package launched the Tea Party movement. Obamacare led to the Republican wipeout of 2010.
Ben Shapiro

Organizational structures that allow divisions and departments to own their turf and people with long tenure to take root creates the same hardened group distinctions as Congressional redistricting to produce homogeneous voting blocs - all of which makes it easier to resist compromise, let alone collaboration.
Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Now things have changed for the better. Our reforms end seniority and tenure so we can hire and fire based on merit and pay based on performance. That means we can put the best and the brightest in our classrooms - and we can keep them there.
Scott Walker

When it comes to brains, size matters. It's not all that matters, of course. Whales and dolphins have brains that are larger than humans', but few of the flippered and fluked set win tenure at Stanford. Our brains are the largest in proportion to body size, and they're also highly sophisticated.
Seth Shostak

The productivity now at universities is terrible. Tenure is a terrible idea. It keeps them around forever and they don't have to work hard.
Jack Welch
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Tenure Translations

tenure in French is tenure
tenure in German is Besitz, Besitztitel
tenure in Latin is tenura
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