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  • n  the act of preferring
    the preferment went to the younger candidate
  • n  the act of making accusations
    preferment of charges

  • But, whether true or false, if a member of the Cabinet is to be incapacitated or disqualified by the preferment of charges against him, no matter how malicious and groundless .
  • Murray, founder of Cato, was the one man in the ambit to say no when the Kochs decided to jettison Mises for reasons of DC preferment.
  • Indeed, there have been times this year when it has seemed that the key attribute for political preferment in Tokyo is to have had a father who was also in politics.

  • Anthony Kennedy in Washington Post
    Yet, when dissenting in the law school case, Kennedy said: "Preferment by race, when resorted to by the state, can be the most divisive of all policies, containing within it the potential to destroy confidence in the Constitution and in the idea of...
  • John Howard in The West Australian
    Anybody who has any understanding of Australian politics would suspect that what the leader of the opposition was about was touting for preferment and favour from a man of influence in the Labor Party in Western Australia,Mr Howard told...
  • Kevin Phillips in
    It's the second plutocracy after the gilded age,Mr Phillips said. "Laissez-faire is a pretence. Government power and preferment have been used by the rich, not shunned. As wealth concentration grows, especially near the crest of a...

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