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ten•ure



Pronunciation: (ten'yur), [key]
n.
1. the holding or possessing of anything: the tenure of an office.
2. the holding of property, esp. real property, of a superior in return for services to be rendered.
3. the period or term of holding something.
4. status granted to an employee, usually after a probationary period, indicating that the position or employment is permanent.

v.t.
to give tenure to: After she served three years on probation, the committee tenured her.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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