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Definition of Tenure

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

The very concept of an Iranian university is an oxymoron. There are no free and open places of learning in that repressive theocracy. Dissenters are not given tenure; they are murdered, after first being tortured. Blasphemy, which is broadly defined, is punished. Gays are not only excluded from Iranian universities, but are imprisoned and killed.
Alan Dershowitz

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

Work hard. I got tenure a year early. Junior faculty members used to say to me: 'Wow, what's your secret?' I said: 'It's pretty simple. Call me any Friday night in my office at 10 o'clock, and I'll tell you.'
Randy Pausch

In government offices which are sensitive to the vehemence and passion of mass sentiment public men have no sure tenure. They are in effect perpetual office seekers, always on trial for their political lives, always required to court their restless constituents.
Walter Lippmann

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
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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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