Det"ri*ment (?), n. [L. detrimentum, fr. deterere, detritum, to rub or wear away; de + terere to rub: cf. F. d'etriment. See Trite.]


That which injures or causes damage; mischief; harm; diminution; loss; damage; -- used very generically; as, detriments to property, religion, morals, etc.

I can repair That detriment, if such it be. Milton.


A charge made to students and barristers for incidental repairs of the rooms they occupy.


Syn. -- Injury; loss; damage; disadvantage; prejudice; hurt; mischief; harm.


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Det"ri*ment (?), v. t.

To do injury to; to hurt.


Other might be determined thereby. Fuller.


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