cursus honorum

Latin noun phrase

cur·​sus ho·​no·​rum ˈku̇r-su̇s-hȯ-ˈnȯr-u̇m How to pronounce cursus honorum (audio)
: 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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“Cursus honorum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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