Meaning of “seniority” in the English Dictionary

"seniority" in British English

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senioritynoun [ U ]

uk /ˌsiː.niˈɒr.ə.ti/ us /siːˈnjɔːr.ə.t̬i/

(Definition of “seniority” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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senioritynoun [ U ]

us /sinˈjɔr·ɪ·t̬i, -ˈjɑr-/

higher rank or advantage obtained as a result of the length of job service:

Most of these workers have 20 to 30 years of seniority.

(Definition of “seniority” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"seniority" in Business English

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senioritynoun [ U ]

uk /ˌsiːniˈɒrəti/ us

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)