(?), n. 1. The act of choosing, or the state of being chosen; preference. [R.]
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Natural preferment of the one . . . before the other.
Sir T. Browne.
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2. The act of preferring, or advancing in dignity or office; the state of being advanced; promotion.
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Neither royal blandishments nor promises of valuable preferment had been spared.
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3. A position or office of honor or profit; as, the preferments of the church.
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