preferment

noun pre·fer·ment \ pri-ˈfər-mənt \

Definition of preferment

1 a :advancement or promotion in dignity, office, or station
b :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
  • preferment of 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

First Known Use of preferment

15th century


PREFERMENT Defined for English Language Learners

preferment

noun

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

noun pre·fer·ment \ pri-ˈfər-mənt \

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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