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The act of bestowing an honor or presenting a gift.

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  • Noun : the conferral of an honorary doctorate on the president
  • Medals needed awarding; promotions needed conferral.
  • Mandela will attend the conferral of an honorary degree on
  • And then came the conferral of his mission: Do not be afraid.
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