The holding of something, such as a position
It is impossible here to deal with the systems of land tenure in force in other countries.
After five years' tenure of office the grand vizier died and was succeeded by his son, Ahmed Kuprili.
His short tenure of this office calls for no remark.
As their tenure of power grew firmer, they advanced dynastic claims, assumed titles, and took the style of petty sovereigns.
Dean, who'd been on the force for their entire tenure, was used to their early morning bickering and paid no attention.