Advancement or promotion in dignity, office, or station. (Merriam – Webster)
A position or office of honour or profit. (Merriam – Webster)
Preferment is the act of being given a better and more important job in an organisation. (Collins Dictionary)
Advancement or promotion, especially in the church. (Dictionary.com)
Promotion or appointment to a position or office. (Oxford Dictionaries)
The process by which someone receives a more important job, position, etc.: (Cambridge Dictionary).
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Tony Abbott’s job appointments show political preferment and patronage alive and well.