Synonyms for tenure

Synonyms for (noun) tenure

Synonyms: land tenure, tenure

Definition: the right to hold property; part of an ancient hierarchical system of holding lands

Similar words: legal right

Definition: a right based in law

Synonyms: incumbency, tenure, term of office

Definition: the term during which some position is held

Similar words: term

Definition: a limited period of time

Usage: a prison term; he left school before the end of term

Synonyms for (verb) tenure

Synonyms: tenure

Definition: give life-time employment to

Usage: She was tenured after she published her book

Similar words: upgrade, raise, promote, elevate, kick upstairs, advance

Definition: give a promotion to or assign to a higher position

Usage: John was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired; Women tend not to advance in the major law firms; I got promoted after many years of hard work

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