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PREFER'MENT, n. Advancement to a higher office, dignity or station. Change of manners and even of character often follows preferment. A profligate life should be considered a disqualification for preferment, no less than want of ability.
noun Date: 15th century
n. promotion to office.
Preferment Pre*fer"ment, n. 1. The act of choosing, or the state of being chosen; preference. [R.] Natural preferment of the one . . . before the other. --Sir T. Browne. 2. The act of preferring, or advancing in dignity or office; the state of being advanced; promotion. Neither royal blandishments nor promises of valuable preferment had been spared. --Macaulay. 3. A position or office of honor or profit; as, the preferments of the church.
(preferments) Preferment is the act of being given a better and more important job in an organization. (FORMAL) He was told by the governors that he could expect no further preferment. N-VAR
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