Pre*fer"ment (?), n.

1.

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

[R.]

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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