from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The state of being older than another or others or higher in rank than another or others.
- n. Precedence of position, especially precedence over others of the same rank by reason of a longer span of service.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being senior.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being senior; priority of birth: opposed to juniority: as, the elder brother is entitled to the place by seniority.
- n. Priority in office or service: as, the seniority of a surgeon or a chaplain.
- n. A body of seniors or elders; an assembly or court consisting of the senior fellows of a college.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the property of being long-lived
- n. higher rank than that of others especially by reason of longer service
CONAN: So the well, except for the chief justice, no matter what his seniority is sits in the middle.
The widespread policy of "last in, first out" (the teacher with the least seniority is the first to go when cuts have to be made) makes it harder to hold on to new, enthusiastic educators and ignores the one thing that should matter most: performance. ...
With the inauguration just days away, people are still getting accustomed to their new roles – including President-elect Barack Obama and his former Senate colleagues, many of whom far outranked him in seniority in the past.
As I discussed at the forum, upper chambers of legislatures around the world are more conservative and slower moving, in part because seniority is so paramount in these bodies.
Try doing that when you don't live anywhere long enough to get promoted and gain seniority at your job.
Doing away with the unions will eliminate the fallacy that seniority is somehow coupled with competence.
Hmm at least Sestak beats Specter in seniority as a member of the Democrat Party by almost three [...]
Teacher-layoff policies are a good example of how recognizing quality over seniority translates into responsible decision-making during difficult economic times.
The widespread policy of "last in, first out" (the teacher with the least seniority is the first to go when cuts have to be made) makes it harder to hold on to new, enthusiastic educators and ignores the one thing that should matter most: performance.
Pay being tied to seniority is a common system used in both the public and private sector.
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