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noun [U] (HIGH RANK)    /ˌsiː.niˈɒr.ɪ.ti/ US  /siːˈnjɔːr.ə.t̬i/
the state of being higher in rank than someone else: I suppose I was impressed by his seniority.ImportanceUseful or advantageous
(Definition of seniority noun (HIGH RANK) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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