(v. t.) The act of advancing, or the state of being advanced; progression; improvement; furtherance; promotion to a higher place or dignity; as, the advancement of learning.
(v. t.) An advance of money or value; payment in advance. See Advance, 5.
(v. t.) Property given, usually by a parent to a child, in advance of a future distribution.
(v. t.) Settlement on a wife, or jointure.