preferment

play
noun pre·fer·ment \pri-ˈfər-mənt\

Definition of preferment

  1. 1a :  advancement or promotion in dignity, office, or stationb :  a position or office of honor or profit

  2. 2 :  priority or seniority in right especially to receive payment or to purchase property on equal terms with others

  3. 3 :  the act of bringing forward (as charges)

Examples of preferment in a sentence

  1. He has hopes for preferment.

  2. <anticipated her preferment to a better-paying position within the company>

15th Century

First Known Use of preferment

15th century


PREFERMENT Defined for English Language Learners

preferment

play
noun pre·fer·ment \pri-ˈfər-mənt\

Definition of preferment for English Language Learners

  • : the act of moving someone to a higher or more important position or rank in an organization


Law Dictionary

preferment

play
noun pre·fer·ment \pri-ˈfər-mənt\

Legal Definition of preferment

  1. 1 :  advancement or promotion in office or station

  2. 2 :  the act of preferring (as charges) <without preferment of allegations>



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up preferment? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

rude, impolite, or socially unacceptable

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ