furtherance

noun
fur·ther·ance | \ˈfərt͟h-rən(t)s, 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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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 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 Orozco was charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine; using or carrying the firearm in furtherance of methamphetamine distribution; and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Michael Harriot, The Root, "‘Evilest White Woman on Earth’: The Criminal Injustice of Terra Morehead," 6 June 2018 That count is also alleged to have occurred in furtherance of gang activity. Laura Mcknight, NOLA.com, "2nd man arrested in string of robberies at New Orleans restaurants," 23 May 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

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

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