Definition of tenure:
- Manner of holding, in general; as, in absolute governments, men hold their rights by a precarious tenure.
- The act or right of holding, as property, especially real estate.
- The consideration, condition, or service which the occupier of land gives to his lord or superior for the use of his land.
- The manner of holding lands and tenements of a superior.
Sir George, however, was not discouraged; he renewed his motion in 1769, when it was carried by a large majority, with an additional clause extending its operation to the Colonies in North America; and thus, in respect of its territorial rights, the crown was placed on the same footing as any private individual, and the same length of tenure which enabled a possessor to hold a property against another subject henceforth equally enabled him to hold it against the crown.- "The Constitutional History of England From 1760 to 1860", Charles Duke Yonge.
- "Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed.", S. A. Reilly.
He was the youngest son of his father, a poor parson at the other end of the county, and had arrived at Talbothays Dairy as a six months' pupil, after going the round of some other farms, his object being to acquire a practical skill in the various processes of farming, with a view either to the Colonies or the tenure of a home- farm, as circumstances might decide.- "Tess of the d'Urbervilles A Pure Woman", Thomas Hardy.