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echelon

noun [C, often plural]
 
 
/ˈeʃəlɒn/ WORKPLACE
a rank or position within an organization, company, or profession: in the upper/top/higher echelons of sth Politicians are often hired by private equity for the connections and skills gained while working in the upper echelons of government.at the upper/top echelon The job allows you a glimpse into day-to-day goings-on at the company's top echelon. Most believe it is this juggling act that keeps women in the lower echelons of the legal profession.
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