noun British.
the transfer of a military officer or corporate executive to another post for temporary duty.

1895–1900; second3 + -ment Unabridged
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secondment (sɪˈkɒndmənt)
(Brit) a temporary transfer to another job or post within the same organization
[C19: from French en second in second rank (or position)]

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One answer, according to headhunters keen for business, may be to hire a senior executive for an interim secondment.
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