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seniority

noun
     
se‧ni‧or‧i‧ty [uncountable]
1 if you have seniority in a company or organization, you have worked there a long time and have some official advantages:
I had fifteen years seniority, and they couldn't fire me.
2 when you are older or higher in rank than someone else:
a position of seniority

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