Definition of preferment in English:

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preferment

Pronunciation: /prəˈfərmənt/

noun

Promotion or appointment to a position or office: after ordination, preferment was fast he had passed up endless preferments to remain with her
More example sentences
  • This is why the insiders' network is so strong - its members look after each other with appointments and preferment.
  • The appointment was the officer's last posting, offering no prospect of promotion or preferment thereafter.
  • In the race for wealth, honours and preferment [a man] may run as hard as he can and strain every nerve and muscle in order to outstrip all of his competitors.

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Syllabification: pre·fer·ment

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