from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A lessening; diminution; decrease.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A lessening; diminution; decrease.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A lessening; diminution; decrease.


Latin imminutio, from imminuere, imminutum, to lessen; prefix im- in + minuere. (Wiktionary)


  • The Queen, missing of the men, was very curious to learn the truth, but at last it was whispered out; she sware by God's death, it was fit that some one or other should take him down and teach him better manners, otherwise there would be no rule with him; and here I note the imminution of my lord's friendship with Mountjoy, which the Queen herself did then conjure.


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