Translation of demotion in Spanish:

demotion

Pronunciation: /dɪˈməʊʃən; diː-/

noun/nombre

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

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.