furtherance

noun
fur·​ther·​ance | \ ˈfərt͟h-rən(t)s How to pronounce furtherance (audio) , ˈfər-t͟hə-\

Definition of furtherance

: the act of furthering : advancement

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Examples of furtherance in a Sentence

They made the furtherance of science their life's work. the 1965 Civil Rights Act was a major step in the furtherance of social justice in the U.S.

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After making a deal with prosecutors, White pled guilty to two counts of brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence, and one count charging felon in possession of a firearm. Christopher Harress | Charress@al.com, al.com, "Mobile Dollar General robber sentenced to nearly 18 years in prison," 5 June 2019 Colton Grubbs had previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to unlawfully accessing computers in the furtherance of a criminal act, among other crimes. Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, "21-year-old who created powerful RAT software sentenced to 30 months," 16 Oct. 2018 Powell's word—furtherance of Nixon's Southern strategy, not only ratcheting up white racial resentment all across the country, but also taking steps to keep black voters away from the polls. Maya Singer, Vogue, "Who's Up For Burning It All Down?," 6 Oct. 2018 In Texas, killing two people in furtherance of the same criminal enterprise is a capital crime. Brian Rogers, Houston Chronicle, "Houston father accused in honor killings begins death penalty trial," 24 June 2018 In Texas, killing two people in furtherance of the same criminal enterprise is a capital crime. Brian Rogers, Houston Chronicle, "Houston father accused in honor killings begins death penalty trial," 24 June 2018 In Texas, killing two people in furtherance of the same criminal enterprise is a capital crime. Brian Rogers, Houston Chronicle, "Houston father accused in honor killings begins death penalty trial," 24 June 2018 Now Sergio Martinez faces new charges of aiding and abetting a distribution of fentanyl that resulted in death, of possessing firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and of money laundering, according to the statement. Jeremy C. Fox, BostonGlobe.com, "Alleged leader of Lawrence fentanyl trafficking ring charged in death of user," 14 July 2018 In Texas, killing two people in furtherance of the same criminal enterprise is a capital crime. Brian Rogers, Houston Chronicle, "Houston father accused in honor killings begins death penalty trial," 24 June 2018

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First Known Use of furtherance

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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furtherance

noun

English Language Learners Definition of furtherance

formal : the act of helping something to become more successful or advanced

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