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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Preferment  \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. 
  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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  act  of  preferring;  "the  preferment  went  to  the  younger 
  candidate"  [syn:  {recognition}] 
  2:  the  act  of  making  accusations;  "preferment  of  charges" 

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