cursus honorum

Latin noun phrase
cur·​sus ho·​no·​rum | \ ˈku̇r-su̇s-hȯ-ˈnȯr-u̇m How to pronounce cursus honorum (audio) \

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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“Cursus honorum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cursus%20honorum. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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