noun se·nior·i·ty \sēn-ˈyr-ə-tē, -ˈyär-\

: the amount of time you have worked at a job or for a company compared to other employees

: the state of having a higher rank than another person

Full Definition of SENIORITY

:  the quality or state of being senior :  priority
:  a privileged status attained by length of continuous service (as in a company)

Examples of SENIORITY

  1. Promotions are based on merit and seniority.
  2. a teacher with less seniority
  3. He has worked here longer than I have, so he has seniority over me.

First Known Use of SENIORITY

15th century

Other Business Terms

amortize, caveat emptor, clearinghouse, divest, due diligence, emolument, green-collar, marque, overhead, perquisite

Rhymes with SENIORITY


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