tenure

noun
1 holding an important position
ADJECTIVE
life, lifetime (esp. AmE), long

the lifetime tenure of federal judges

brief, short
two-year, four-year, etc.
VERB + TENURE
have

She had a long tenure of office.

begin, end
PREPOSITION
during sb's tenure

He achieved a lot during his short tenure.

PHRASES
a tenure of office
2 legal right to occupy property/land
ADJECTIVE
secure
housing (esp. BrE), land
freehold, leasehold
feudal
PHRASES
security of tenure

The tenants have security of tenure.

3 right to remain permanently in your job
ADJECTIVE
academic, faculty (AmE)
indefinite (esp. AmE)
VERB + TENURE
have
achieve, get (both esp. AmE)
grant sb

She has been granted tenure at Leeds University.

deny sb (esp. AmE)

He claims he was denied tenure because of his political views.

TENURE + NOUN
track (AmE)

He's on a tenure track in the French department of a college in Connecticut.

clock (AmE)

She stopped her tenure clock twice to raise two children.

evaluation, review (both AmE)
decision (AmE)

The college's tenure decision is final.

Tenure is used after these nouns: ↑land

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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