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  • n. The quality or state of being junior.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state or quality of being junior.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being junior or a junior: opposed to seniority.
  • n. In law, same as borough-English.


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  • When I stop thinking of this scene as an emblem of "juniority," I shall be dead, or at least fit to die.

    Carson McCullers, Wunderkind

  • A mere sub-lieutenant with "(acting)" after his name, which, as any proper "sub" will tell you, is a sign of extreme juniority.

    Stand By! Naval Sketches and Stories

  • Aubrey had the better of the encounter in height, weight, and more than twenty years juniority, but fortune played for the bookseller.

    The Haunted Bookshop

  • Had a vast knowledge of the aboriginal tribes; was, in spite of his juniority, the greatest authority on the aboriginal Gullals.

    Under the Deodars

  • It is perhaps necessary to add that the superstition illustrated by the following story, namely, that the corpse last buried is obliged, during his juniority of interment, to supply his brother tenants of the churchyard in which he lies, with fresh water to allay the burning thirst of purgatory, is prevalent throughout the south of Ireland.

    The Purcell Papers, Volume I

  • I have said before how reluctant he was to let his youth go from him; and perhaps the touch with my juniority had made him realize how near he was to fifty, and set him thinking of the past which had sorrows in it to age him beyond his years.

    Studies of Lowell (from Literary Friends and Acquaintance)

  • On the other hand, they never had openly quarrelled; Joseph (by Morris's orders) was prepared to waive the advantage of his juniority; Masterman had enjoyed all through life the reputation of a man neither greedy nor unfair.

    The Wrong Box

  • Yet he is the youngest; but, then, nature is no party to his being such, and probably she is no party (by means of any physical change in the parents) once in a thousand births to a case of absolute and predeterminate juniority.

    The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. 2

  • That accident cannot react upon this child to invest him with the privileges of absolute juniority.

    The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. 2

  • The danger was this: over and above the want of any principle for regulating the succession, and this want operating in a state of things far less determined than amongst monogamous nations -- one son pleading his priority of birth; another, perhaps, his mother's higher rank, a third pleading his very juniority, inasmuch as this brought him within the description of _porphyrogeniture_, or royal birth, which is often felt as transcendent as _primogeniture_ -- even the people, apart from the several pretenders to the throne, would create separate interests as grounds for insurrection or for intestine feuds.

    The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. 1


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