Definition of seniority in English:


Syllabification: sen·ior·i·ty
Pronunciation: /sēnˈyôritē, -ˈyär-


  • 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
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    • 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.
    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
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    • 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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