noun, plural sen·ior·i·ties for 2.
- senior management,
- senior master sergeant,
- senior moment,
- senior service,
- seniority rule,
Origin of seniority
Examples from the Web for seniority
As long as seniority reigns among teachers,” Klein writes, “we will fail.
Vogel spins a story of a political culture becoming slowly unbound by previous constraints like party loyalty or seniority.
Power in Washington was dictated by seniority for generations.Voters Hate Seniors More Than Crooks; Can Thad Cochran Survive That?|Patricia Murphy|June 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And third, a “last-in, first-out” law gives priority to seniority over success in times of teacher layoffs.Vergara v. California: The Most Important Court Case You’ve Never Heard Of|Campbell Brown|May 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Of the three candidates, Miller has the most seniority on the House intelligence committee.Republicans Begin Campaign For Next House Intel Chair|Eli Lake|March 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Those twenty-odd years—his seniority—had mellowed him, filled him with deep and tender understanding.The Drums Of Jeopardy|Harold MacGrath
He has put his seniority in his pocket and is under his junior—fighting first, rank afterwards!Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
The rear is closed by the favorite band of eunuchs, distributed from age to youth, according to the order of seniority.The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire|Edward Gibbon
But after it became an official title the sense of seniority would drop away from the word.The Expositor's Bible: The Epistles of St. Peter|J. Rawson Lumby
The chairman by seniority, Beslay, a capitalist of a fraternising turn of mind, made the opening speech.History of the Commune of 1871|P. Lissagary
noun plural -ties
"priority on office or service," mid-15c., from Medieval Latin senioritas, from Latin senior (see senior (adj.)). Meaning "state or quality of being senior" is from 1530s.