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Published: 12th August 2021

Citation: Astronist Institution. (2021). Preferment. Available: Last accessed [enter date e.g. 15th Aug 2021].


noun  Astrosoteriology

the unmerited favour of humankind regarded as demonstrated through the evolution of the species to sapience by way of the scope of man; the predeterminist approach sees preferment as determined by cosmic or divine will, the indeterminist approach see preferment as brought about by chance while the redeterminist approach sees preferment as brought about purely by way of scope (in essence, that humanity determined its own preferment through its use of scope).


Prefermental | prɪˈ fəːm(ə)ntəl | adjective
Prefermentalism | prɪˈ fəːm(ə)ntəlɪz(ə)m | noun
Prefermentally | prɪˈ fəːm(ə)ntəli | adverb


Astro-English: the word preferment is used in the sense to denote that someone or something in particular has a preferred status which is regarded as bestowed to humanity in Astronist thought.

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