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  • demotion — index degradation, ignominy, removal Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • demotion — 1901, agent noun from DEMOTE (Cf. demote) (q.v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • demotion — demote de‧mote [dɪˈməʊt ǁ ˈmoʊt] verb [transitive] HUMAN RESOURCES to give someone a job with a lower rank or position than they had before: • Constructive dismissal can include demoting you or reducing your salary. demote somebody to something • …   Financial and business terms

  • Demotion — A demotion is a reduction in an employee s rank or job title within the organizational hierarchy of a company, public service department, or other body. A demotion may also lead to the loss of other privileges associated with a more senior rank… …   Wikipedia

  • demotion — demote ► VERB ▪ reduce to a lower rank or less senior position. DERIVATIVES demotion noun. ORIGIN from DE (Cf. ↑de ) + a shortened form of PROMOTE(Cf. ↑promote) …   English terms dictionary

  • demotion — noun see demote …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • demotion — See demote. * * * …   Universalium

  • demotion — noun an act of demoting; a lowering of rank or status Ant: promotion …   Wiktionary

  • demotion — Synonyms and related words: banishment, blackballing, comedown, concavity, de escalation, debasement, decadence, decadency, declension, declination, decline, deformation, defrocking, degeneracy, degenerateness, degeneration, degradation,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • demotion — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The act or an instance of demoting: degradation, reduction. See RISE …   English dictionary for students

  • demotion — de·mo·tion || ‚diː məʊʃn n. reduction to a lower rank or position …   English contemporary dictionary

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