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conferral

[kuh n-fur-uh l] /kənˈfɜr əl/
noun
1.
the act of conferring or bestowing; conferment:
the conferral of an honorary doctorate on the president.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; confer + -al2
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Examples from the web for conferral
  • 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.
Word Origin and History for conferral
n.

1880, from confer + -al (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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