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seniority

noun [U] (LONG TIME)    /ˌsiː.niˈɒr.ɪ.ti/ US  /siːˈnjɔːr.ə.t̬i/
the advantage that you get by working for a company for a long time: In future, promotion will be based on merit not seniority.Describing age and birthdays
(Definition of seniority noun (LONG TIME) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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