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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

Americal Dictionary of the English Language

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Preferment

PREFER'MENT, noun Advancement to a higher office, dignity or station. Change of manners and even of character often follows preferment A profligate life should be considered a disqualification for preferment no less than want of ability.

1. Superior place or office. All preferments should be given to competent men.

2. Preference. [Not used.