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preferment

preferment

noun pre·fer·ment \pri-ˈfər-mənt\

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

Full Definition of PREFERMENT

1
a :  advancement or promotion in dignity, office, or station
b :  a position or office of honor or profit
2
:  priority or seniority in right especially to receive payment or to purchase property on equal terms with others
3
:  the act of bringing forward (as charges)

Examples of PREFERMENT

  1. He has hopes for preferment.
  2. <anticipated her preferment to a better-paying position within the company>

First Known Use of PREFERMENT

15th century

Rhymes with PREFERMENT

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