Tenure – this legal term finds application in the Real Estate Law. There it refers to a right of holding or occupying land or a position for a certain period of time, where being responsible for it. The term was first used in the English feudal land system, whereby all land belonged to the king but was lent out to lords for a certain period of time. The Lord never owning, but having rights on the land. Used in modern law mostly to refer to a position a person occupies such as in the expression “a judge holds tenure for life and on good behavior.”
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