American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An improvement over what has been the case: financial betterment.
- n. Law An improvement beyond normal upkeep and repair that adds to the value of real property.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A making better; improvement.
- n. In American law, an improvement of real property which adds to its value otherwise than by mere repairs: generally used in the plural.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A making better; amendment; improvement.
- n. (Law), United States An improvement of an estate which renders it better than mere repairing would do; -- generally used in the plural.
- n. a change for the better; progress in development
- n. the act of relieving ills and changing for the better
- n. an improvement that adds to the value of a property or facility
“Using that newfound focus against NBC or for their mutual betterment is a choice left to O'Brien, but he can use the fictional Conan as a guideline for what to do next — practice patience, proceed with caution, but always carry a massive weapon and do not hesitate to use it.”
“This business about racial betterment is pretty creepy but her clearly expressed sentiment — that women having accurate information about contraception will be the best judges of how many children they will have and at what time — is tough to argue with.”
“And it has certainly fed the national appetite for belief in betterment ...”
“The degree of social progress and economic betterment is not a matter which either labour or management can arbitrarily determine.”
“Human welfare and betterment is of paramount consideration, and I think the time has clearly arrived when the representatives and people comprising the various municipalities in the Toronto area should face up to the situation.”
“Despite all this it must be remembered that the Indian farmer-and 90% of India's population are farmers-is the most conservative in the world, and his betterment is retarded by the hostile propaganda of Indian agitators.”
“But if that's the case, AT&T should have been smart enough to know that for the long-term betterment of the company, it may have been wise to get out of the iPhone exclusivity agreement earlier.”
“At the Feb. 13 meeting, Ciolek said sewer projects are traditionally paid for by long-term betterment assessments to property owners, while facilities such as pumping stations are covered through system rates and charges.”
“All of the initiatives we have undertaken, from ticket pricing and capacity management to strategic organizational and structural changes to capital allocation decisions, are for the long-term betterment of ISC.”
“You’re also make the false assumption that the only reason humans aspirate to excellence or self-betterment is the pursuit of money.”
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