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1. The act of advancing to a higher position or office; promotion.
2. A position, appointment, or rank giving advancement, as of profit or prestige.
3. The act of preferring or the state of being preferred.
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1. the act of promoting or advancing to a higher position, office, etc
2. the state of being preferred for promotion or social advancement
3. the act of preferring
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. the act of preferring.
2. the state of being preferred.
3. advancement or promotion, esp. in the church.
4. a position or office affording social or pecuniary advancement.
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|Noun||1.||preferment - the act of preferring; "the preferment went to the younger candidate"|
promotion - act of raising in rank or position
|2.||preferment - the act of making accusations; "preferment of charges"|
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noun promotion, rise, upgrading, dignity, advancement, elevation, exaltation He was told by the governors that he could expect no further preferment.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
preferment[prɪˈfɜːmənt] N (esp Rel) (= promotion) → ascenso m, promoción f; (= nomination) → nombramiento m (to a) to get preferment → ser ascendido
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