. Duration of an employment or of holding a position.
2. Legal protection against summary dismissal without just cause. See also security of tenure. Not to be confused with tenor.
3. Nature of an occupant’s legal estate in a tract of land (freehold or leasehold) which indicates whether the occupant is an owner or tenant. Also called tenure in land.
4. Right or opportunity to extract, harvest, or use natural resources from a tract of land.