Definition for DET'RI-MENT

DET'RI-MENT, n. [L. detrimentum. Qu. deter, worse, or detero, detritum, worn off.]

Loss; damage; injury; mischief; harm; diminution. We speak of detriment to interest, property, religion, morals, reputation, and to land or buildings. It is a word of very general application.

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