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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Tenure  \Ten"ure\,  n.  [F.  tenure,  OF  teneure,  fr  F.  tenir  to 
  hold  See  {Tenable}.] 
  1.  The  act  or  right  of  holding,  as  property,  especially  real 
  That  the  tenure  of  estates  might  rest  on  equity,  the 
  Indian  title  to  lands  was  in  all  cases  to  be 
  quieted.  --Bancroft. 
  2.  (Eng.  Law)  The  manner  of  holding  lands  and  tenements  of  a 
  Note:  Tenure  is  inseparable  from  the  idea  of  property  in 
  land,  according  to  the  theory  of  the  English  law;  and 
  this  idea  of  tenure  pervades,  to  a  considerable  extent, 
  the  law  of  real  property  in  the  United  States,  where 
  the  title  to  land  is  essentially  allodial,  and  almost 
  all  lands  are  held  in  fee  simple,  not  of  a  superior, 
  but  the  whole  right  and  title  to  the  property  being 
  vested  in  the  owner.  Tenure,  in  general,  then,  is  the 
  particular  manner  of  holding  real  estate,  as  by 
  exclusive  title  or  ownership,  by  fee  simple,  by  fee 
  tail,  by  courtesy,  in  dower,  by  copyhold,  by  lease,  at 
  will  etc 
  3.  The  consideration,  condition,  or  service  which  the 
  occupier  of  land  gives  to  his  lord  or  superior  for  the  use 
  of  his  land. 
  4.  Manner  of  holding,  in  general;  as  in  absolute 
  governments,  men  hold  their  rights  by  a  precarious  tenure. 
  All  that  seems  thine  own  Held  by  the  tenure  of  his 
  will  alone.  --Cowper. 
  {Tenure  by  fee  alms}.  (Law)  See  {Frankalmoigne}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  term  during  which  some  position  is  held  [syn:  {term  of 
  office},  {incumbency}] 
  2:  the  right  to  hold  property;  part  of  an  ancient  hierarchical 
  system  of  holding  lands  [syn:  {land  tenure}] 
  v  :  give  life-time  employment  to  as  of  university  posts;  "She 
  was  tenured  after  she  published  her  book" 

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