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detriment

Legal Definition of detriment

Noun

  1. Something that impairs or injures, or cause damage or loss
  2. Injury or loss

Definition of detriment

Etymology

    From Old French detriment < Latin detrimentum ("loss, damage, literally a rubbing off") < deterere ("to rub off, wear") < de- ("down, away") + terere ("to rub").

Pronunciation

Noun

detriment (plural detriments)

  1. harm, hurt, damage.

Synonyms

  • harm
  • hurt
  • damage

Antonyms

  • benefit

Related terms

External links

  • detriment in Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • detriment in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

References:

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