En*large"ment (?), n.

1.

The act of increasing in size or bulk, real or apparent; the state of being increased; augmentation; further extension; expansion.

2.

Expansion or extension, as of the powers of the mind; ennoblement, as of the feelings and character; as, an enlargement of views, of knowledge, of affection.

3.

A setting at large, or being set at large; release from confinement, servitude, or distress; liberty.

Give enlargement to the swain. Shak.

4.

Diffusiveness of speech or writing; expatiation; a wide range of discourse or argument.

An enlargement upon the vices and corruptions that were got into the army. Clarendon.

 

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