1. [ noun ] the term during which some position is held
Synonyms: term_of_office incumbency
Related terms: term presidency
2. [ verb ] (work) give life-time employment to; as of university posts

"She was tenured after she published her book"

Related terms: promote academia
3. [ noun ] (law) the right to hold property; part of an ancient hierarchical system of holding lands
Synonyms: land_tenure
Related terms: legal_right villeinage freehold copyhold
Similar spelling:   tenner