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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

A politician never forgets the precarious nature of elective life. We have never established a practice of tenure in public office.
Hubert H. Humphrey

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

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

As far as I'm concerned, the first business leader who was able to establish a cult of personality around his tenure was Lee Iacocca.
Tom Peters

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
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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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