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.
A position or office of honor or profit; as, the preferments of the church.
© Webster 1913.