Definitions

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  • n. A defendant's plea that he/she did not hold the land, as affirmed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A plea of a defendant that he did not hold the land, as affirmed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In law, an obsolete plea in bar to a real action, by saying that he (the defendant) held not the land mentioned in the plaintiff's count or declaration, or at least some part thereof.

Etymologies

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non- +‎ tenure

Examples

  • The majority of the layoffs have involved nontenure teaching positions, with cuts determined by seniority.

    100,000 Teachers Lose Jobs - But Not TFAers

  • The board voted to re-employ 10 nontenure certified staff, as well as nonunion certified staff and nonunion, noncertified staff.

    The Times Today's News

  • These days, new faculty members are increasingly likely to be hired in nontenure-track positions, a better match for the short-term grant funding the institutions rely on.

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  • "Pitt's very good at developing from within and very supportive of people in that category of nontenure-track," he says.

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  • Like Wendell, Moody negotiated a nontenure-track position followed by a transition to a tenure-track position when he felt ready.

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  • (NIH's research grant eligibility requirements have long been "tenure-track or equivalent," the term BWF and HHMI recently adopted.) "I'm one of the lucky few," he says, noting that most nontenure-track physician-scientists have neither salary guarantees nor protected time.

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  • So his supervisors agreed that he would spend the first several years in a nontenure-track position and then transition to a tenure-track position, which he is doing now.

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