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 (sēn-yôr′ĭ-tē, -yŏr′-)
1. The state of being older than another or others or higher in rank than another or others.
2. Precedence of position, especially precedence over others of the same rank by reason of a longer span of service.
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n, pl -ties
1. the state of being senior
2. precedence in rank, etc, due to senior status
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(sinˈyɔr ɪ ti, -ˈyɒr-)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the state of being senior; superior age.
2. precedence or status obtained as the result of a person's length of service.
[1400–50; < Medieval Latin seniōritās]
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 seniors or senior Fellows of a college, 1678.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.seniority - higher rank than that of others especially by reason of longer serviceseniority - higher rank than that of others especially by reason of longer service
high status - a position of superior status
2.seniority - the property of being long-lived
oldness - the opposite of youngness
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noun superiority, rank, priority, precedence, longer service he was third or fourth in seniority
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hodnostní zařazení
hærri aldur/tign
hodnostné zariadenie


[ˌsiːnɪˈɒrɪtɪ] Nantigüedad f
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[ˌsiːniˈɒrəti] n
(in rank)ancienneté f
in order of seniority → par ordre hiérarchique
The report listed their names in order of seniority → Le rapport citait leurs noms par ordre hiérarchique.
(in age)ancienneté fsenior prom n (US)bal m des classes de terminalesenior school n (British)
(= secondary school) → collège m
(= oldest classes) → grandes classes fplsenior year n (US) (at school)terminale f, classe f terminale
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n (in age) → (höheres) Alter; (in rank) → (höhere) Position; (Mil) → (höherer) Rang; (in civil service etc) → (höherer) Dienstgrad; (by length of service) → (längere) Betriebszugehörigkeit; (in civil service etc) → (höheres) Dienstalter; promotion on the basis of seniorityBeförderung fnach Länge der Dienstzeit/Betriebszugehörigkeit
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[ˌsiːnɪˈɒrɪtɪ] n (in age, years of service) → anzianità; (in rank) → superiorità
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(ˈsiːnjə) noun
1. (also adjective) (a person who is) older in years or higher in rank or authority. John is senior to me by two years; He is two years my senior; senior army officers.
2. (American) a student in his/her last year in college or high school.
(often abbreviated to Snr, ~Sr or Sen. when written) used to indicate the father of a person who is alive and who has the same name. John Jones Senior.
ˌseniˈority (-niˈo-) noun
the state of being senior. The officers sat at the table in order of seniority.
senior citizen
a person who has passed retirement age.

older than but senior to.
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