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demotion

Pronunciation: /dɪˈməʊʃən; diː-/

Translation of demotion in Spanish:

noun/nombre

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  • 1.1 (in organization) descenso (masculine) de categoría; [Military/Militar] degradación (feminine)
    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.
    1.2 (reduction in importance) relegamiento (masculine)

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