seniority

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From Middle English senyoryte, from Medieval Latin senioritas, from Latin senior (elder); see senior.

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seniority (countable and uncountable, plural seniorities)

  1. A measure of the amount of time a person has been a member of an organization, as compared to other members, and with an eye towards awarding privileges to those who have been members longer.
    It's an old-fashioned company, with parking spaces and other perks doled out on the basis of seniority.

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