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  • n. an act of demoting; a lowering of rank or status

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Reduction in rank or relative position in any series or class: opposed to promotion.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. act of lowering in rank or position

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