Tenure vs Seniority - What's the difference?

tenure | seniority |


As nouns the difference between tenure and seniority

is that tenure is a status of possessing a thing or an office; an incumbency while seniority is a measure of the amount of time a person has been a member of an organization, as compared to other members, and with an eye towards awarding privileges to those who have been members longer.

As a verb tenure

is to grant tenure, the status of having a permanent academic position, to (someone).

tenure

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A status of possessing a thing or an office; an incumbency.
  • * Cowper
  • All that seems thine own, / Held by the tenure of his will alone.
  • A period of time during which something is possessed.
  • A status of having a permanent post with enhanced job security within an academic institution.
  • A right to hold land under the feudal system.
  • Synonyms

    (a status of possessing a thing or an office) incumbency

    Derived terms

    * tenure-track

    Verb

    (tenur)
  • To grant tenure, the status of having a permanent academic position, to (someone).
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    seniority

    English

    Noun

  • A measure of the amount of time a person has been a member of an organization, as compared to other members, and with an eye towards awarding privileges to those who have been members longer.
  • It's an old-fashioned company, with parking spaces and other perks doled out on the basis of seniority .

    Synonyms

    * (l)