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seniority

Pronunciation: /siːnˈjɔːrəti; ˌsiːniˈɒrəti/

Translation of seniority in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1.1 (in age) his seniority gave him the right to speak first era su derecho hablar primero por ser el mayor 1.2 (in rank) jerarquía (feminine)
    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.
    1.3 (in length of service) antigüedad (feminine)
    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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