Al`ter*a"tion (#), n. [Cf. F. alt'eration.]
The act of altering or making different.
Alteration, though it be from worse to better, hath in it incoveniences.
The state of being altered; a change made in the form or nature of a thing; changed condition.
Ere long might perceive
Strange alteration in me.
Appius Claudius admitted to the senate the sons of those who had been slaves; by which, and succeeding alterations, that council degenerated into a most corrupt.
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