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seniority

noun [U]
 
 
/ˌsiːniˈɒrəti/
the length of time you have worked for an organization, and the advantages that you get from this: Several people who had 30 years' seniority took the $140,000 lump sum on retiring. Pay ranges from $23,000 to $110,000 a year, depending on duties and seniority.
the situation of having a higher rank than someone else in an organization: position of seniority.
(Definition of seniority from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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