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English word tenure comes from Latin tentus, Latin -ura.

Tenure etymology ?

Tenure detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
tentus Latin (lat)
-ura Latin (lat)
*tenitus Latin (lat)
*tenitura Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
tenure Old French (fro) Holding (of land); estate. Tenure (right to hold land under the feudal system). Tenure, right of possession.
tenure English (eng) A period of time during which something is possessed.. A right to hold land under the feudal system.. A status of having a permanent post with enhanced job security within an academic institution.. A status of possessing a thing or an office; an incumbency. (transitive) To grant tenure, the status of having a permanent academic position, to (someone).

Words with the same origin as tenure

Descendants of tentus
tent