Synonyms for conferment

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The preliminaries, formal or otherwise, to the conferment of degrees have now been described.

But Athanasius apprehended this redemption as a conferment, from without and from above, of a divine nature.

"Not from men" excludes human derivation; "not through man," human intervention in the conferment of Paul's office.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, from Middle French conférer (14c.) "to give, converse, compare," from Latin conferre "to bring together," figuratively "to compare; consult, deliberate, talk over," from com- "together" (see com-) + ferre "to bear" (see infer). Sense of "taking counsel" led to conference. The meaning "compare" (common 1530-1650) is largely obsolete, but the abbreviation cf. still is used in this sense. Related: Conferred; conferring.

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award

nounprize or reward
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