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Definition of tenure:

  1. Manner of holding, in general; as, in absolute governments, men hold their rights by a precarious tenure.
  2. The act or right of holding, as property, especially real estate.
  3. The consideration, condition, or service which the occupier of land gives to his lord or superior for the use of his land.
  4. The manner of holding lands and tenements of a superior.

Synonyms:

place, occupation, incumbency, land tenure, term of office, occupancy.

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