conferral

[kuhn-fur-uhl]
noun
the act of conferring or bestowing; conferment: the conferral of an honorary doctorate on the president.

Origin:
1875–80; confer + -al2

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confer (kənˈfɜː)
 
vb , -fers, -ferring, -ferred
1.  (tr; foll by on or upon) to grant or bestow (an honour, gift, etc)
2.  (intr) to hold or take part in a conference or consult together
3.  (tr) an obsolete word for compare
 
[C16: from Latin conferre to gather together, compare, from com- together + ferre to bring]
 
con'ferment
 
n
 
con'ferral
 
n
 
con'ferrable
 
adj
 
con'ferrer
 
n

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Anyone who thinks that work ends or slows down upon conferral of a doctorate is poorly informed.
The areas of conferral include how grants are administered and promising practices in the field.
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