Definitions for: Preferment

[n] the act of preferring; "the preferment went to the younger candidate"
[n] the act of making accusations; "preferment of charges"

Webster (1913) Definition: Pre*fer"ment, n.
1. The act of choosing, or the state of being chosen;
preference. [R.]

Natural preferment of the one . . . before the
other. --Sir T.

2. The act of preferring, or advancing in dignity or office;
the state of being advanced; promotion.

Neither royal blandishments nor promises of valuable
preferment had been spared. --Macaulay.

3. A position or office of honor or profit; as, the
preferments of the church.

Synonyms: recognition

See Also: accusal, accusation, promotion

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