CET6+ TEM8 GRE
1. ten- "hold" + -ure.
2. => holding of a tenement.
3. => condition or fact of holding a status, position, or occupation.
4. => "guaranteed tenure of office" (usually at a university or school).
- tenure: see tenant
- tenure (n.)
- early 15c., "holding of a tenement," from Anglo-French and Old French tenure "a tenure, estate in land" (13c.), from Old French tenir "to hold," from Vulgar Latin *tenire, from Latin tenere "to hold" (see tenet). The sense of "condition or fact of holding a status, position, or occupation" is first attested 1590s. Meaning "guaranteed tenure of office" (usually at a university or school) is recorded from 1957. Related: Tenured (1961).
- 1. his four-year tenure as President
- 2. He remained popular throughout his tenure of the office of mayor.
- 3. He has recently been refused tenure.
- 4. On what tenure does he hold the house?
- 5. He holds his life on a happy tenure.
[ tenure 造句 ]