conferral

[ kuh n-fur-uh l ]
/ kənˈfɜr əl /

noun

the act of conferring or bestowing; conferment: the conferral of an honorary doctorate on the president.

Nearby words

  1. conference call,
  2. conference on security and cooperation in europe,
  3. conference pear,
  4. conferencing,
  5. conferential,
  6. conferree,
  7. conferva,
  8. confess,
  9. confessant,
  10. confessed

Origin of conferral

First recorded in 1875–80; confer + -al2

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Word Origin and History for conferral

conferral

n.

1880, from confer + -al (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper