Betterment Bet"ter*ment, n. 1. A making better; amendment; improvement. --W. Montagu. [1913 Webster]

2. (Law) An improvement of an estate which renders it better than mere repairing would do; -- generally used in the plural. [U. S.] --Bouvier. [1913 Webster]

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