veterans' preference

noun

Definition of veterans' preference

: preferential treatment given qualified veterans of the U.S. armed forces under federal or state law specifically : special consideration (as by allowance of points) on a civil service examination

First Known Use of veterans' preference

circa 1941, in the meaning defined above

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“Veterans' preference.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/veterans%27%20preference. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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