- Preferment Pre*fer"ment, n.
1. The act of choosing, or the state of being chosen;
Natural preferment of the one . . . before the other. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]
3. A position or office of honor or profit; as, the preferments of the church. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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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
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