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tenure (noun) the period during which a person is in a job, especially a political one; being in a job.

Your tenure as a minister, suppose, is for five years; it means that the period for which you hold the job is five years. Your tenure as a minister is the period during which you are a minister. Tenure also means being in a job. If you are in tenure as a lecturer or professor, you are in the job.

  • His tenure as the president of the United States passed off peacefully. During his period as the president, no major event took place, either good or bad.
  • The tenure of his job has been extended by another year. It has been extended because the authorities were impressed with his efficiency.
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