Definition of preferment in English:


Line breaks: pre¦fer|ment
Pronunciation: /prɪˈfəːm(ə)nt


[mass noun]
  • Promotion or appointment to a position or office: after ordination, preferment was fast [count noun]: most of her ministers owed their first preferment to her
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    • 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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