An example of tenure is holding a piece of property in your possession only until death as part of a real estate agreement.
An example of tenure is a teacher being guaranteed a job at a school where she's taught for a predetermined amount of time.
A teacher granted tenure on a faculty.
Other Word Forms
Origin of tenure
- Middle English from Old French teneure from tenir to hold from Latin tenēre to hold ten- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition