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Meaning of PREFERMENT

Pronunciation:  pri'furmunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of preferring; "the preferment went to the younger candidate"
  2. [n]  the act of making accusations; "preferment of charges"
 

PREFERMENT is a 10 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: recognition
 
 See Also: accusal, accusation, promotion

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 

 

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