preferment

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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

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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

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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>



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