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secondment

[ si-kond-muhnt ]
/ sɪˈkɒnd mənt /
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noun British.
the transfer of a military officer or corporate executive to another post for temporary duty.
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Origin of secondment

First recorded in 1895–1900; second3 + -ment
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British Dictionary definitions for secondment

secondment
/ (sɪˈkɒndmənt) /

noun
British a temporary transfer to another job or post within the same organization

Word Origin for secondment

C19: from French en second in second rank (or position)
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