seniority

[ UK /sˌiːnɪˈɒɹɪti/ ]
[ US /sinˈjɔɹɪti/ ]
NOUN
  1. higher rank than that of others especially by reason of longer service
  2. the property of being long-lived
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How To Use seniority In A Sentence

  • I concede that seniority should not be the sole criterion.
  • Parker also said that much of what Rhee achieved in contract talks already existed in D.C. law but was not used by her predecessors, including the power to weaken seniority protections for teachers who are "excessed," or let go from their jobs because of school closures. D.C. Teachers' Union election will affect survival of Rhee's initiatives
  • Not surprisingly, the strikers were preoccupied with regaining their jobs and keeping their system of seniority.
  • I had fifteen years seniority , and they couldn't fire me.
  • The next in seniority was entirely adverse to the invaliding, as, without he could invalide too, he would have to go to the West Indies in the place of our surgeon. Rattlin the Reefer
  • The threatened lay-off of Josue Barahona is not because of the seniority system. Alan Singer: Times Joins Bloomberg's Battle Against Teachers
  • House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank (D-MA) will chair the conference committee charged with "harmonizing" the House and Senate bills and has provisionally named conferees, largely on the basis of seniority. Lawrence G. McDonald: Will The Next Three Weeks Change Wall Street Forever?
  • The deal gave promotions and added seniority to 59 minorities who are employed as custodians by the city's school board.
  • CONAN: So the well, except for the chief justice, no matter what his seniority is sits in the middle. More At Stake In Midterms Than Control Of Congress
  • Our specialist team of consultants recruit at all degrees of seniority, from newly-qualified to partner level.
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