Definition for AUG-MENT-A'TION


  1. The act of increasing or making larger, by addition, expansion, or dilatation.
  2. The state of being increased or enlarged.
  3. The thing added by which a thing is enlarged.
  4. In music, a doubling the value of the notes of the subject of a fugue or canon. – Busby. Augmentation Court, in England, a court erected by 27 Hen. VIII, to augment the revenues of the crown, by the suppression of monasteries. It was long ago dissolved. – Encyc. In heraldry, an augmentation consists in additional charges to a coat-armor, often as marks of honor, borne on the escutcheon or a canton. – Encyc.

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