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noun as in rank in organization due to length of service

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A leadership vacuum will become a real risk, and there are no obvious candidates with the seniority and stature of Sanders.

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Far fewer women than men are promoted in the finance industry unless they first ask for seniority, a sign of institutional gender bias, according to a new study in Australia.

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It also requires that hotels hire back based on seniority and if they don’t, that they provide a written explanation.

Despite their seniority when they were laid off, they have not been offered a chance to return, even as some employees have been called back as visitor numbers have started to rebound.

When I heard they were doing layoffs, I thought I would be OK because I have the most seniority in my department.

As long as seniority reigns among teachers,” Klein writes, “we will fail.

The culture of promotion through seniority kills creativity and effectiveness.

Charter schools, rejecting the tenet of promotion through seniority, promised to do better.

Vogel spins a story of a political culture becoming slowly unbound by previous constraints like party loyalty or seniority.

The best we mere doctors usually hope for is time with aides of varying seniority.

When a candidate passes, he is appointed assistant-engineer by the Ministry, and he rises in his profession solely by seniority.

The Drapers assembled beneath, and proceeded to make their purchases in order of seniority, according to ancient usage.

Still, I would harden my heart to it now—to-night—were not my hands tied by Mahon's seniority.

"He's not as susceptible as he looks," Rose pronounced from her vantage-point of seniority.

When a father dies intestate, his property is equally divided among his children, without respect to sex or seniority.


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On this page you'll find 24 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to seniority, such as: preference, advantage, antiquity, eldership, precedence, and priority.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.