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tenure   the term during which some position is held;
or: the right to hold property; part of an ancient hierarchical system of holding lands;
or: give life-time employment to
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tenure tenured tenurial
 
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  • For upwards of twenty years before this epoch, the independent position of the Collector had kept the Salem Custom-House out of the whirlpool of political vicissitude, which makes the tenure of office generally so fragile.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
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