Detriment Det"ri*ment (d[e^]t"r[i^]*ment), n. [L. detrimentum, fr. deterere, detritum, to rub or wear away; de + terere to rub: cf. F. d['e]triment. See {Trite}.] 1. That which injures or causes damage; mischief; harm; diminution; loss; damage; -- used very generically; as, detriments to property, religion, morals, etc. [1913 Webster]

I can repair That detriment, if such it be. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

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

Syn: Injury; loss; damage; disadvantage; prejudice; hurt; mischief; harm. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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