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seniority

Syllabification: sen·ior·i·ty
Pronunciation: /sēnˈyôrədi
 
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Definition of seniority in English:

noun

1The fact or state of being older or higher in position or status than someone else: one by one, in order of seniority, employees' names were called
More example sentences
  • There ought to be a proper sequence according to seniority.
  • He has an admirable faith in technology, unlike many others of his seniority in the Indian Police.
  • Under the old agreement, pensions ceased to increase in value beyond 30 years of seniority.
Synonyms
rank, superiority, standing, primacy, precedence, priority;
age, experience
2A privileged position earned by reason of longer service or higher rank: pay and benefits rise with seniority
More example sentences
  • Thank you, Mr Chairperson, for acknowledging seniority.
  • Promotion in the service must be on the basis of merit, not seniority.
  • Afterwards he was awarded six months additional seniority for meritorious war service.

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