furtherance

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

Definition of furtherance

: the act of furthering : advancement

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.
Recent Examples on the Web Graham, 44, was serving a 120-month sentence for possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine and 28 grams or more of cocaine base and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, the agency has said. Keith Allen And Ralph Ellis, CNN, 20 June 2022 In examining the trove of documents contested by Eastman, Carter found one email, dated Dec. 22, may have been in furtherance of a crime. Melissa Quinn, CBS News, 8 June 2022 Reardon eventually pleaded guilty to two federal felony counts: transmitting a threatening communication and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence, said Herdman. Sabrina Eaton, cleveland, 7 June 2022 Following his indictment, Williams engaged in a plea deal with prosecutors, pleading guilty to a charge of conspiracy to possess a firearm in furtherance of violent and drug-trafficking crimes. NBC News, 21 Apr. 2022 Carter cited the crime-fraud exception to legal privilege, which prohibits lawyers from withholding documents if the communications were made in the furtherance of a crime. Alex Wayne, Bloomberg.com, 28 Mar. 2022 Following his indictment, Williams engaged in a plea deal with prosecutors, pleading guilty to a charge of conspiracy to possess a firearm in furtherance of violent and drug-trafficking crimes. NBC News, 21 Apr. 2022 Smith pleaded guilty in October to possessing with intent to distribute fentanyl and for possessing a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking. Cliff Pinckard, cleveland, 11 May 2022 Usuga is charged with supervising and managing a continuing criminal enterprise, international cocaine distribution conspiracy and use of firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking. Aaron Katersky, ABC News, 5 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of furtherance

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

24 Jun 2022

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“Furtherance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/furtherance. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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