Advancement means 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.

Webster Dictionary Meaning

1. Advancement
- 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.
- An advance of money or value; payment in advance. See Advance, 5.
- Property given, usually by a parent to a child, in advance of a future distribution.
- Settlement on a wife, or jointure.
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