self-advancement

noun
self-ad·​vance·​ment | \ ˌself-əd-ˈvan(t)-smənt How to pronounce self-advancement (audio) \

Definition of self-advancement

: the act of advancing oneself Reading from an early age is crucial to educational success and self-advancement— Sam Ford Historically, the British aristocracy's defining feature was not a noble aspiration to serve the common weal but a desperate desire for self-advancement.— Chris Bryant

First Known Use of self-advancement

1645, in the meaning defined above

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