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Duration of office (4 letter answer)

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The answer TERM is seen frequently, appearing about once every 120 puzzles.

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Presidential time
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Relative of a semester
Describe as
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Four years for a U.S. president
Four years, for a U.S. president


TERM as a noun:

1. a word or expression used for some particular thing; "he learned many medical terms"
2. a limited period of time; "a prison term"; "he left school before the end of term"
3. (condition, term) = (usually plural) a statement of what is required as part of an agreement; "the contract set out the conditions of the lease"; "the terms of the treaty were generous"
4. any distinct quantity contained in a polynomial; "the general term of an algebraic equation of the n-th degree"
5. one of the substantive phrases in a logical proposition; "the major term of a syllogism must occur twice"
6. (term, full term) = the end of gestation or point at which birth is imminent; "a healthy baby born at full term"
7. (terminus, terminal figure, term) = (architecture) a statue or a human bust or an animal carved out of the top of a square pillar; originally used as a boundary marker in ancient Rome

TERM as a verb:

1. name formally or designate with a term