Preferment

Definition of Preferment

Pre`fer´ment
n.1.The act of choosing, or the state of being chosen; preference.
Natural preferment of the one . . . before the other.
- Sir T. Browne.
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.

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