Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The state or quality of being junior.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The quality or state of being junior.

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Examples

  • 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

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

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • 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

  • 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.

    Literary Friends and Acquaintance; a Personal Retrospect of American Authorship

  • 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

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