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apron-string tenure

obsolete A property or estate owned by a woman but controlled by her husband during her life and then by her family after her death. He has a vast property; it is but an apron-string tenure, though, and he shall be dispossessed of it when she passes.
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Water Minister Mia Davies said water availability, research and land tenure were vital for the expansion of irrigated agriculture in WA's Rangelands.
But Wetherbe is a rare professor who believes that tenure is bad for higher education.
Still, counting on tenure alone to deliver competitive levels of performance would be folly.
Pulda's justifications for tenure cannot withstand rational assessment.
The Council of Institutional Investors, whose members consist of pension funds with more than $3 trillion of assets under management, recently revised its best-practices corporate governance policies to include tenure as a factor boards should consider when determining whether a director is independent.
Now as markets continue to stabilize, it's likely CFO tenure will gradually return to its long-term average.
Al-Qirbi praised the efforts al-Boueinein has made during his tenure in Yemen to strengthen the relations between Yemen and Qatar and his contribution alongside Yemen's brothers in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to reach the Gulf initiative and to reinstate the cooperation projects between the two countries.
Median years of tenure with current employer for employed wage and salary workers, aged 16 years and over, by selected industry, January 2012
When contacted, PML-Q Secretary Information Senator Kamil Ali Agha said that the party's top decision-making body,CWC,had already extended the tenure of all office-bearers for one year.
Sources told M AIL T ODAY that most of the judges refuse to accept the offer as the tenure is too short and they prefer assignments which have longer tenures.
While unable to modify rates for the benefit of customers, many banks in India are now adjusting loan tenures to make them less painful in the short term.
The contract was the sole award to a small business by USAID under the Strengthening Tenure and Resource Rights (STARR) program.
Across the nation, state legislatures are considering bills to end "teacher tenure.
I have asked professors at both ends of what amounts to a guaranteed job for life if, as the argument goes, they will be unable to speak or write freely without tenure.
ISLAMABAD, February 23, 2011 (Balochistan Times): Parliamentary Committee has agreed on extending tenure for further one year of 4 out of 6 additional judges of Sindh High Court while two names have been rejected.