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  • Harm, hurt, damage.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



Det"ri*ment (d&ebreve;t"r&ibreve;*ment), n. [L. detrimentum, fr. deterere, detritum, to rub or wear away; de + terere to rub: cf. F. détriment. See Trite.] 1. That which injures or causes damage; mischief; harm; diminution; loss; damage; -- used very generically; as, detriments to property, religion, morals, etc.

I can repair
That detriment, if such it be.
Milton.

2. A charge made to students and barristers for incidental repairs of the rooms they occupy. [Eng.]

Syn. -- Injury; loss; damage; disadvantage; prejudice; hurt; mischief; harm.

Det"ri*ment (?), v. t. To do injury to; to hurt. [Archaic]

Other might be determined thereby.
Fuller.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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