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[fur-th er-uh ns] /ˈfɜr ðər əns/
the act of furthering; promotion; advancement.
Origin of furtherance
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English fortheraunce. See further, -ance Unabridged
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  • They were merely particularly potent believers in violence in the furtherance of an idealistic, millenarian vision.
  • They fight for the protection of their interests and the furtherance of their power.
  • And bravery is only a virtue if it's in furtherance of a good.
  • Should such proficiency and understanding foster the furtherance toward later pragmatic gains, that is well and good.
  • But speak the truth, and all nature and all spirits help you with unexpected furtherance.
  • In the furtherance of these objects of national interest and concern you are performing an important part.
  • The committee has identified specific steps taken in furtherance of the plan.
  • On vehicles used by the licensee for furtherance of another business.
British Dictionary definitions for furtherance


the act of furthering; advancement
something that furthers or advances
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for furtherance

mid-15c., from further + -ance.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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