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tenure
used in Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

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Definition
the term during which some position is held;
or: the right to hold property; part of an ancient hierarchical system of holding lands;
or: giving or describing permanent employment to
  • Where be his quiddits now, his quillets, his cases, his tenures, and his tricks? why does he suffer this rude knave now to knock him about the sconce with a dirty shovel, and will not tell him of his action of battery?
    5.1 — Act 5 Scene 1 — A churchyard (33% in)

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