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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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prefermentpre‧fer‧ment /prɪˈfɜːmənt $ -ɜːr-/ noun [uncountable]  formalBERRCUP when someone is given a more important job
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prefermentBy January 1989 nineteen of her twenty-one Cabinet ministers owed their first preferment to her.Obvious answers first: he hopes for preferment.Then an extraordinary chance gave the barber's son the connections which he needed for preferment.Renewed prospects opened up for preferment in Ireland.For others there may be a lack of preferment and other problems of staleness and complacency.Alternatively, such an entry might mean a temporary absence, on Church business if not a foray in quest of preferment.His own preferment was not a little due to his discerning hospitality.Western gunfights were alcohol-related, or else involved battles over gambling, prostitution, or political preferment.
From Longman Business Dictionaryprefermentpre‧fer‧ment /prɪˈfɜːmənt-ɜːr-/ noun [uncountable] formal when someone is given a more important jobHe is hoping for political preferment.
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