Seniority meaning

sēn-yôrĭ-tē, -yŏr-
The state of being older than another or others or higher in rank than another or others.
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Precedence of position, especially precedence over others of the same rank by reason of a longer span of service.
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The state or quality of being senior; precedence in birth, rank, etc.
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Status, priority, or precedence achieved by length of service, as in a given job.
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A measure of the amount of time a person has been a member of an organization, as compared to other members, and with an eye towards awarding privileges to those who have been members longer.

It's an old-fashioned company, with parking spaces and other perks doled out on the basis of seniority.

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Origin of seniority

  • From Middle English senyoryte, from Medieval Latin senioritas, from Latin senior (“elder"); see senior.

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