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prɪˈfɜr məntprefer·ment

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prefermentnoun

    the act of preferring

    "the preferment went to the younger candidate"

  2. prefermentnoun

    the act of making accusations

    "preferment of charges"


  1. prefermentnoun

    Prior claim (on payment, or on purchasing something); the first rights to obtain a particular payment or product.

  2. prefermentnoun

    The fact of being pushed or advanced to a more favourable situation; furtherance, promotion (of a candidate, action, undertaking etc.).

  3. prefermentnoun

    Advancement to a higher position or office; promotion.

  4. prefermentnoun

    A position (especially in the Church of England) that provides profit or prestige.

  5. prefermentnoun

    The fact of preferring something; preference.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prefermentnoun

    the act of choosing, or the state of being chosen; preference

  2. Prefermentnoun

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

  3. Prefermentnoun

    a position or office of honor or profit; as, the preferments of the church

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. preferment

    The state of being advanced to a higher post.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of preferment in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of preferment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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    declare untrue; contradict
    • A. adventure
    • B. distinguish
    • C. deny
    • D. conform

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