|1.||[ noun ] the term during which some position is held|
|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|
|Related terms:||legal_right villeinage freehold copyhold|