Etymology
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seniority (n.)

"priority on office or service," mid-15c., from Medieval Latin senioritas, from Latin senior "older" (from PIE root *sen- "old"). Meaning "state or quality of being senior" is from 1530s.

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Definitions of seniority

seniority (n.)
higher rank than that of others especially by reason of longer service;
Synonyms: senior status / higher status / higher rank
seniority (n.)
the property of being long-lived;
Synonyms: longevity
From wordnet.princeton.edu