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Noun: seniority  seen'yor-i-tee [N. Amer], see-ni'ó-ri-tee [Brit]
  1. Higher rank than that of others especially by reason of longer service
    - senior status, higher status, higher rank
  2. The property of being long-lived
    - longevity

Derived forms: seniorities

See also: junior, senior

Type of: high status, oldness

Encyclopedia: Seniority