conferral
conferral conferral n. the act of conferring an honor or presenting a gift.

Syn: bestowal, conferment. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • conferral — index alienation (transfer of title), assignment (transfer of ownership), concession (authorization), demise (conveyance) …   Law dictionary

  • conferral — 1880, from CONFER (Cf. confer) + AL (Cf. al) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • conferral — [kən fʉr′əl] n. a conferring of an honor, degree, or favor; bestowal: also conferment [kən fʉr′mənt] …   English World dictionary

  • conferral — n. esp. US = conferment. * * * noun the act of conferring an honor or presenting a gift • Syn: ↑bestowal, ↑bestowment, ↑conferment • Derivationally related forms: ↑confer (for: ↑conferment), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • conferral — /keuhn ferr euhl/, n. the act of conferring or bestowing; conferment: the conferral of an honorary doctorate on the president. [1875 80; CONFER + AL2] * * * …   Universalium

  • conferral — confer ► VERB (conferred, conferring) 1) grant (a title, degree, benefit, or right). 2) have discussions. DERIVATIVES conferment noun conferral noun. ORIGIN Latin conferre bring together …   English terms dictionary

  • conferral — noun see confer …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • conferral — noun The act of conferring something; conferment …   Wiktionary

  • conferral — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The act of conferring, as of an honor: accordance, bestowal, bestowment, conference, conferment, grant, presentation. See GIVE …   English dictionary for students

  • conferral — n. consulting; granting, bestowing …   English contemporary dictionary

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