Meaning of preferment

pre•fer•ment

Pronunciation: (pri-fûr'munt), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of preferring.
  2. the state of being preferred.
  3. advancement or promotion, esp. in the church.
  4. a position or office affording social or pecuniary advancement.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
See also: