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preferment

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noun pre·fer·ment \pri-ˈfər-mənt\

Simple Definition of preferment

  • : the act of moving someone to a higher or more important position or rank in an organization

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of preferment

  1. 1 a :  advancement or promotion in dignity, office, or station b :  a position or office of honor or profit

  2. 2 :  priority or seniority in right especially to receive payment or to purchase property on equal terms with others

  3. 3 :  the act of bringing forward (as charges)

Examples of preferment in a sentence

  1. He has hopes for preferment.

  2. <anticipated her preferment to a better-paying position within the company>



15th Century

First Known Use of preferment

15th century

Rhymes with preferment


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preferment

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noun pre·fer·ment \pri-ˈfər-mənt\

Legal Definition of preferment

  1. 1 :  advancement or promotion in office or station

  2. 2 :  the act of preferring (as charges) <without preferment of allegations>




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