preferment

  • 1 preferment — pre·fer·ment /pri fər mənt/ n 1: advancement or promotion in office or station 2: the act of preferring (as charges) without preferment of allegations Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 preferment — pre‧fer‧ment [prɪˈfɜːmənt ǁ ɜːr ] noun [uncountable] formal when someone is given a more important job: • He is hoping for political preferment. * * * preferment UK US /prɪˈfɜːmənt/ noun [U] HR ► the process by which someone receives a more… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 Preferment — Pre*fer ment, n. 1. The act of choosing, or the state of being chosen; preference. [R.] [1913 Webster] Natural preferment of the one . . . before the other. Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of preferring, or advancing in dignity or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 preferment — mid 15c., from PREFER (Cf. prefer) + MENT (Cf. ment) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 preferment — *advancement, promotion, elevation Analogous words: advance, progress (see under ADVANCE vb 2): rising or rise, ascending or ascent (see corresponding verbs at RISE) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 preferment — ► NOUN ▪ promotion or appointment to a position or office …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 preferment — [prē fʉr′mənt, prifʉr′mənt] n. 1. the act of preferring 2. an advancement in rank or office; promotion 3. an office, rank, or honor to which a person is advanced …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 preferment — [[t]prɪfɜ͟ː(r)mənt[/t]] preferments N VAR Preferment is the act of being given a better and more important job in an organization. [FORMAL] He was told by the governors that he could expect no further preferment. Syn: advancement, promotion …

    English dictionary

  • 9 preferment — noun Date: 15th century 1. a. advancement or promotion in dignity, office, or station b. a position or office of honor or profit 2. priority or seniority in right especially to receive payment or to purchase property on equal terms with others 3 …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 10 preferment — /pri ferr meuhnt/, n. 1. the act of preferring. 2. the state of being preferred. 3. advancement or promotion, esp. in the church. 4. a position or office affording social or pecuniary advancement. [1425 75; late ME; see PREFER, MENT] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 11 preferment — noun a) advancement to a higher position or office; promotion b) a position that provides profit or prestige …

    Wiktionary

  • 12 preferment — Synonyms and related words: Great Leap Forward, advance, advancement, aggrandizement, amelioration, amendment, apostolic orders, appointment, ascent, bettering, betterment, boost, calling, canonization, conferment, consecration, election,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 13 preferment — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. promotion, advancement. See improvement. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Promotion] Syn. elevation, raise, advancement; see promotion 1 . 2. [Priority] Syn. attention, precedence, station; see rank 3 …

    English dictionary for students

  • 14 preferment — pre|fer|ment [prıˈfə:mənt US ə:r ] n [U] formal when someone is given a more important job …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 preferment — pre|fer|ment [ prı fɜrmənt ] noun uncount FORMAL the process of giving someone a more important job or position …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 preferment — pre fer·ment || prɪ fÉœrmÉ™nt / fɜːr n. raise in rank; promotion; appointment, nomination; preference, fondness, affinity …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 17 preferment — noun promotion or appointment to a position or office …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 18 preferment — n. Promotion, advancement, exaltation, elevation, dignity, benefice …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 19 preferment — noun (U) formal appointment to a more important job …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 preferment — n 1. choice, selection, favorite. See preference(def. 1). 2. promotion, advancement, elevation, raise; furtherance, betterment, improvement …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder