Pre*fer"ment (?), n.


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


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


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.


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


© Webster 1913.

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