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- n. The act of conferring something; conferment
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the act of conferring an honor or presenting a gift.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of conferring; bestowment.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of conferring an honor or presenting a gift
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This so-called conferral ceremony honoring Sara Hurwitz, a 32-year-old mother of three, was unprecedented, and everyone in the room knew it.
Although the precise medical reason for this conferral of immunity remains to be fully understood, when the distribution pattern of the disease is overlain with areas prone to malarial infections, the correlation becomes evident.
It is extraordinarily wasteful of the talents of a broad range of people, when we proceed as if leadership could only exist ex officio, as if conferral of office created a leader, as if leadership were non-existent apart from administrative titles.
Now, as a generation ago, I would object to the conferral of Columbia University credit for ROTC courses taught by instructors who have not received an academic appointment.
"Consent" is an indispensible part of the rite for conferral of marriage.
Participation prizes create value during and after the competition -- not through conferral of the prize award itself but through their role in encouraging contestants to change their behavior or develop new skills that may have beneficial effects during and beyond the competition ...
Students 'outside blogging and reporting efforts are also at times accepted and celebrated prior to conferral of a degree, as iconic individuals such as Alana Taylor and Brian Stelter have proven.
Participation prizes create value during and after the competition - not through conferral of the prize award itself but through their role in encouraging contestants to change their behavior or develop new skills that may have beneficial effects during and beyond the competition ...
See Flory 1987, 123–24 on evidence for posthumous conferral of the title and the evolving meaning of Augusta throughout the early imperial period.
Three studies examined the relationships among anger, gender, and status conferral.
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