Definition of preferment noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

preferment

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//prɪˈfɜːmənt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//prɪˈfɜːrmənt//
 
[uncountable](formal)
 
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the fact of being given a more important job or a higher rank synonym promotion
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: preferment