cursus honorum

Latin noun phrase
cur·sus ho·no·rum | \ ˈku̇r-su̇s-hȯ-ˈnȯr-u̇m \

Definition of cursus honorum 

: course of honors : succession of offices of increasing importance

Note: In ancient Rome, the cursus honorum was the succession of offices required for a Roman of senatorial rank seeking advancement.

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