tenure of office meaning, tenure of office definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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tenure

  

      n  
1    the possession or holding of an office or position  
2    the length of time an office, position, etc., lasts; term  
3      (Chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   the improved security status of a person after having been in the employ of the same company or institution for a specified period  
4    the right to permanent employment until retirement, esp. for teachers, lecturers, etc.  
5      (Property law)  
a    the holding or occupying of property, esp. realty, in return for services rendered, etc.  
b    the duration of such holding or occupation  
     (C15: from Old French, from Medieval Latin tenitura, ultimately from Latin tenere to hold)  
  tenurial      adj  
  tenurially      adv  


security of tenure  
      n   (in Britain) the right of a tenant to continue to occupy a dwelling or site unless the landlord obtains a court order for possession of the property or termination of the tenancy agreement  
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nm.
the office junior, also known as "gopher" in US-EN
[Hum.];[UK] A self-employed male will often say "I'm everything from the Chairman to the tea boy"
n.
coffee shop used as an office especially using internet connection with your laptop computer
new term coined in 2010, not entered yet as "official"
n.
dominant position, use of an office with power and influence to expose or impose one's views
canned by Theodore Roosevelt
n.
yo soy un empleado en una oficina, yo soy un estudiente en una universidad

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