advancement


advancement
Money or property given by a parent to his child or, sometimes, presumptive heir, or expended by the former for the letter's benefit, by way of anticipation of the share which the child will inherit in the parent's estate and intended to be deducted therefrom. It is the latter circumstance which differentiates an advancement from a gift or a loan

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • advancement — ad·vance·ment n: something given in advance; specif: money or property given as a gift by a living person (as by a parent to a child) with the intention that the amount the recipient inherits under the law from the person s estate will be reduced …   Law dictionary

  • Advancement — Ad*vance ment ([a^]d*v[.a]ns ment), n. [OE. avancement, F. avancement. See {Advance}, v. t.] 1. The act of advancing, or the state of being advanced; progression; improvement; furtherance; promotion to a higher place or dignity; as, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • advancement — advancement, preferment, promotion, elevation designate the act of raising a person in grade, rank, or dignity, or the honor that comes to one who is so raised. Advancement is the general term of widest application {lose all hope of advance me… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • advancement — (n.) c.1300, avauncement, a raising to a higher rank, from O.Fr. avancement advancement, profit, advance payment, from avancer (see ADVANCE (Cf. advance) (v.)). Of money, from 1640s …   Etymology dictionary

  • advancement — [n1] promotion, progress advance, amelioration, betterment, elevation, gain, growth, headway, improvement, preference, preferment, prelation, rise, upgrading; concepts 700,704 Ant. cessation, decline, descent, downfall, regression, retreat,… …   New thesaurus

  • Advancement — (frz., spr. awangßmáng), Beförderung, Aufrücken in eine höhere Stelle; avancieren, vorwärts gehen, vorrücken; befördert werden; im voraus bezahlen …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • advancement — ► NOUN 1) the process of promoting a cause or plan. 2) the promotion of a person in rank or status. 3) a development or improvement …   English terms dictionary

  • advancement — [ad vans′mənt, ədvans′mənt] n. 1. an advancing or being advanced 2. promotion, as to a higher rank 3. progress or improvement; furtherance 4. Law money or property given as an advance share in the estate of a person who later dies without making… …   English World dictionary

  • advancement — money or property given to a person by the deceased before death and intended as an advance against the beneficiary s share in the will. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * advancement UK US /ədˈvɑːnsmənt/ noun ► [C or U] an improvement relating …   Financial and business terms

  • advancement — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ individual, personal ▪ collective ▪ career ▪ social ▪ material …   Collocations dictionary

  • advancement — n. 1) to further, speed smb. s advancement 2) to block smb. s advancement 3) professional advancement 4) rapid, slow advancement * * * [əd vɑːnsmənt] slow advancement speed smb. sadvancement professional advancement rapid to block smb. s… …   Combinatory dictionary


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