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seniority

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

Simple Definition of seniority

  • : 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

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being senior :  priority

  2. 2 :  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.



15th Century

First Known Use of seniority

15th century

Rhymes with seniority



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