Definition of seniority in English:


Line breaks: se¦ni¦or|ity
Pronunciation: /siːnɪˈɒrɪti


[mass noun]
1The fact or state of being older or higher in rank or status than someone else: 26 archbishops and bishops in order of seniority
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.
rank, standing, primacy, superiority, precedence, priority, longer service, age;
greater age, higher rank
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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