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tenure
used in Gulliver's Travels

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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
  • The king would be the most absolute prince in the universe, if he could but prevail on a ministry to join with him; but these having their estates below on the continent, and considering that the office of a favourite has a very uncertain tenure, would never consent to the enslaving of their country.
    Part 3 — A Voyage to Laputa, Balnibarbi, .... (28% in)

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