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 The agency has not released any information about whether the gunman is believed to have acted alone or as part of a group, or in furtherance of any broader political or religious ideology. Kevin Robinson, USA TODAY, "FBI asks Apple to help gain access to iPhones owned by Pensacola gunman," 9 Jan. 2020 Jarrell was indicted in May on three counts of threatening interstate communications, two counts of cyberstalking, one count of false statements and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. Billy Kobin, The Courier-Journal, "Kentucky man takes plea deal after admitting to school shooting plot," 23 Nov. 2019 There are lawful ways for the law enforcement community to obtain information in furtherance of its investigation. CBS News, "Transcript: Carl Ghattas talks with Michael Morell on "Intelligence Matters"," 13 Nov. 2019 Fore is accused of using the victims’ names in furtherance of her fraud, according to court documents. Mary Grace Keller, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Carroll bookkeeper and ‘trusted employee’ charged in federal court with embezzling $1M from employer," 6 Nov. 2019 The law requires that a union take reasonable steps in furtherance of a member’s grievance with his or her employer. Michael Mccann, SI.com, "Could Vontaze Burfict’s Suspension Be Reduced on Appeal? Analyzing the Arguments," 2 Oct. 2019 Each count of using a telephone in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime carries a maximum penalty of four years in prison. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, "5 arrested Tuesday as part of massive 3-year drug operation in east Alabama," 1 Oct. 2019 Not sure this expenditure is in furtherance of infrastructure though. Frederick Melo, Twin Cities, "St. Paul considers lowering residential speed limits to 20-25 mph," 22 Sep. 2019 Moreover, our system is based on separation of powers, so Congress should not intrude on communications the president has in furtherance of exercising his legitimate authority. Andrew C. Mccarthy, National Review, "Can Trump Assert Executive Privilege over His Conversations with Corey Lewandowski?," 17 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of furtherance

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Furtherance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/furtherance. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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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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