Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

conferral

[kuh n-fur-uh l]
See more synonyms for conferral on Thesaurus.com
noun
  1. the act of conferring or bestowing; conferment: the conferral of an honorary doctorate on the president.
Show More

Origin of conferral

First recorded in 1875–80; confer + -al2
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for conferral

bestowment, bestowal, presentation

Word Origin and History for conferral

n.

1880, from confer + -al (2).

Show More
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper