Definition of preferment:
attention, divest, preference, station, rank, catapult, recognition, rise, bump up, ascent, raise, advancement, promotion, creation, exalt, downgrade, aggrandizement, elevate, elevation, upgrading, upgrade, demote, precedence.
- "The Castle Inn", Stanley John Weyman.
At the close of the reign of Charles the Second, two sons of peers were Bishops; four or five sons of peers were priests, and held valuable preferment: but these rare exceptions did not take away the reproach which lay on the body.- "The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 1 (of 5)", Thomas Babington Macaulay.
- "A Boy's Ride", Gulielma Zollinger.