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furtherance Line breaks: fur¦ther|ance
Pronunciation: /ˈfəːð(ə)r(ə)ns/

Definition of furtherance in English:


[mass noun]
The advancement of a scheme or interest: the court held that the union’s acts were not in furtherance of a trade dispute
More example sentences
  • Instead, the neocons were depicted as fanatical ideologues, with no mention of their roots in the business community or their furtherance of corporate interests.
  • Any incidental damage done to the national interest in furtherance of that war appears in their eyes to be for the greater good.
  • It is necessary in furtherance of his interests.
promotion, furthering, advancement, forwarding, improvement, development, betterment, stimulation;

Words that rhyme with furtherance

temperance • utterance

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