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.
Recent Examples on the Web Similarly, his appearances on last year’s Ty Dolla $ign and Ellie Goulding albums were in equal service of their respective song’s visions and in furtherance of his own. Briana Younger, Vulture, "Remaking R&B in Serpentwithfeet’s Image," 23 Mar. 2021 That would apply to the stockpiling of firearms with intent to commit a mass shooting in furtherance of political or social ideologies. Washington Post, "Ex-Coast Guard officer Christopher Hasson appeals sentence in alleged domestic terror plot," 12 Mar. 2021 The Mexican government has begun to take action in furtherance of Lopez Obrador's stance. Carly Roman, Washington Examiner, "Mexican president wants international campaign against social media censorship," 15 Jan. 2021 In furtherance of this requirement, builders offer an express home warranty that explains how your home will perform. Dallas News, "New homes offer more benefits than ever, association says," 3 Jan. 2021 The unusual warnings and sparse evidence of Warner's politics have prevented authorities from calling the bombing an act of terrorism, which by definition is an act in furtherance of a political goal. Eric Levenson, CNN, "What we know about the 63-year-old Nashville bomber," 29 Dec. 2020 Daunt pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute controlled substances and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, the release states. Madeline Mitchell, The Enquirer, "Feds: Bromley man pleads guilty to armed drug trafficking, sentenced to 12 years in prison," 4 Nov. 2020 Najibullah is charged with hostage taking, conspiracy to commit hostage taking, kidnapping, conspiracy to commit kidnapping, and two counts of using and possessing a machine-gun in furtherance of crimes of violence. Kevin Johnson, USA TODAY, "Afghan man charged in kidnapping of New York Times journalist; brought to NY to face US justice system," 29 Oct. 2020 After a three-day trial, a Mobile federal jury found 32-year-old Stanley Young, of Selma, guilty of bank robbery and brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a violent crime, said Richard Moore, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama. Howard Koplowitz | Hkoplowitz@al.com, al, "Selma man convicted of federal bank robbery charges," 23 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of furtherance

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of furtherance was in the 15th century

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1 Apr 2021

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“Furtherance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/furtherance. Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of furtherance

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

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