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juniority

[joon-yawr-i-tee, -yor-]
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noun
  1. the state or fact of being junior in age, rank, standing, etc.
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Origin of juniority

First recorded in 1590–1600; junior + -ity
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Examples from the Web for juniority

Historical Examples

  • Had a vast knowledge of the aboriginal tribes; was, in spite of his juniority, the greatest authority on the aboriginal Gullals.

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  • He did his best to avenge his juniority as time passed on by an enormous length of limb.

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    Herbert George Wells

  • To me, in honor of my 'juniority,' as Mrs. Fanning said, was assigned a place near her.


Word Origin and History for juniority

n.

1590s, from junior + -ity.

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