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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pre·fer·ment /prɪˈfɝmənt/
 升遷,升任,大官

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pre·fer·ment n.
 1. The act of choosing, or the state of being chosen; preference. [R.]
    Natural preferment of the one . . . before the other.   --Sir T. Browne.
 2. The act of preferring, or advancing in dignity or office; the state of being advanced; promotion.
    Neither royal blandishments nor promises of valuable preferment had been spared.   --Macaulay.
 3. A position or office of honor or profit; as, the preferments of the church.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 preferment
      n 1: the act of preferring; "the preferment went to the younger
           candidate"
      2: the act of making accusations; "preferment of charges"