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  • n. The act of conferring; a presentation

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the act of conferring an honor or presenting a gift. Same as conferral.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of conferring, as a university degree or a church living.

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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  • Yes, they already held SS rank, but the conferment of military titles was a new departure, contrary to your assertion that they held this rank “anyway”: they had previously held Allgemeine SS rank, yes.

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  • Dharamsala, 10 December 2006 (Phayul/Phurbu Thinley) - While the day can be commemorated as the 58th Anniversary of World Human Rights Day, for Tibetans it marks the 17th auspicious anniversary of the conferment of the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama (in 1989).

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  • Renzulli says Stump was selected for an honorary degree before Crow was appointed, but the conferment of the honorary degree was delayed due to illness.

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  • ASU has also been unable to produce any documentation of any policy related to sitting politicians and the conferment of honorary degrees.

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  • However, according to Farhatullah Babar, spokesman of the President, the President, relaxing the rule, has ordered immediate conferment of the award.

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  • The conferment of such benefits is a constant feature of congressional policy making.

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  • In the public sphere, conferment to the religious courts of exclusive jurisdiction over matters of personal status (such as the matter of marriage and divorce) excludes women from taking public office on such matters — there are no women acting as rabbinical judges, kadis or priests with judicial authority in the various religious courts.

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  • John Basil Meeking, Bishop Emeritus of Christchurch, NZ, with conferment of tonsure and minor orders on seminarians

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  • I love how apt your mention of the system of checks-&-balances is, especially in this context of abuse: The agitated artists shout that GMA's intervention constitutes an abuse of power, but are they not themselves being abusive in their self-righteous attempt to police the President in her very conferment of a presidential award to awardees of her choosing?


  • It strengthened the papacy and the bishops by making civil authority derive from ecclesiastical conferment; Gregory VII and Innocent III would build a mightier Church on the events of 800 in Rome.

    Charlemagne, King of the Franks, 28 Jan 814


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