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preferment

pre·fer·ment

preferment

 
 
pronunciation:
prih fuhr mnt
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of promoting or being promoted to a higher position or office.
Preferment eluded young professors who would not grind out papers for publication regardless of quality.
similar words:
promotion
definition 2: a position or office giving social or monetary advantages.
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