Definition of 'seniority'
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Those with less seniority would get half that amount. Times, Sunday Times (2006)At social affairs he paid little heed to the status and seniority of his guests. The American Nation: A History of the United States to 1877 (1995)As status and seniority accrued, so did responsibilities and honours. Times, Sunday Times (2008)There are always things that can be done better, regardless of experience or seniority. Times, Sunday Times (2008)As we shall see shortly, the legal status of seniority has been hotly contested in the courts. A Conceptual View of Human Resource Management: Strategic Objectives, Environments, FunctionsOn the one hand, it denotes power and seniority and confers status within the bank and perhaps improves promotion chances. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He is not a member of special operations, but had been selected to work closely with them because of his experience and seniority. Times, Sunday Times (2012)A team of men and women with a variety of ages, seniority and ethnic backgrounds was assembled. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This method means that age and seniority (and therefore cost) are usually involved. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Used Occasionally. seniority is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'seniority'
British English: seniority NOUN
A person's seniority in an organization is the importance and power that they have compared with others, or the fact that they have worked there for a long time.
He has said he will fire editorial employees without regard to seniority.
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