Preferment meaning

prĭ-fûrmənt
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The act of advancing to a higher position or office; promotion.
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A position, appointment, or rank giving advancement, as of profit or prestige.
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The act of preferring or the state of being preferred.
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The act of preferring.
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An advancement in rank or office; promotion.
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An office, rank, or honor to which a person is advanced.
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(now historical) Prior claim (on payment, or on purchasing something); the first rights to obtain a particular payment or product. [from 15th c.]
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Advancement to a higher position or office; promotion. [from 15th c.]
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A position (especially in the Church of England) that provides profit or prestige. [from 16th c.]
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(now rare) The fact of preferring something; preference. [from 16th c.]
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Origin of preferment

  • From prefer +"Ž -ment.

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