preferment

[ pri-fur-muhnt ]
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noun
  1. the act of preferring.

  2. the state of being preferred.

  1. advancement or promotion, especially in the church.

  2. a position or office affording social or pecuniary advancement.

Origin of preferment

1
late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at prefer, -ment

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British Dictionary definitions for preferment

preferment

/ (prɪˈfɜːmənt) /


noun
  1. the act of promoting or advancing to a higher position, office, etc

  2. the state of being preferred for promotion or social advancement

  1. the act of preferring

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