Lifetime Tenure Law and Legal Definition

Lifetime tenure is a term of office that survives for the official's lifetime, until and unless s/he chooses to resign. For instance, U.S. federal judges have lifetime tenure when once they are appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. However, an official whose has a lifetime tenure can be removed from the office under extraordinary circumstances. Judges and certain members of some senates or upper chambers are given lifetime tenures. The main objective behind granting lifetime tenure is to insulate the officeholder from external pressures. It is also called as life tenure.