Definition of demotion in English:
Reduction in rank or status: she could remain on the staff if she accepted demotion to ordinary lecturer [count noun]: too many demotions would weaken morale
More example sentences
- This weekend he was adamant that there was no rift with his former master, but was mystified about his demotion to the ranks.
- His sentence by a special court-martial judge includes discharge for bad conduct and demotion to the lowest rank of private.
- The two men also would face non-judicial punishments, which could include a loss of pay or demotion in rank.
Early 20th century: from demote, on the pattern of promotion.
Definition of demotion in:
- US English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan