Definition of preferment
1a : advancement or promotion in dignity, office, or stationb : a position or office of honor or profit
2 : priority or seniority in right especially to receive payment or to purchase property on equal terms with others
3 : the act of bringing forward (as charges)
Examples of preferment in a sentence
He has hopes for preferment.
<anticipated her preferment to a better-paying position within the company>
First Known Use of preferment
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Definition of preferment for English Language Learners
: the act of moving someone to a higher or more important position or rank in an organization
Legal Definition of preferment
1 : advancement or promotion in office or station
2 : the act of preferring (as charges) <without preferment of allegations>
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