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Definition of "diminishment" [di•min•ish•ment]

  • The act of diminishing; reducing in size, quantity, or quality. (noun)

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Use "diminishment" in a sentence
  • "The cap on damage awards for pain and suffering (legally described as a diminishment in the quality life) may increase litigation."
  • "Too many people, I think, and liberal religionists especially, conflate the notion of "tradition" with stasis or complacency, and read the idea of covenantal authority as some kind of diminishment rather than potential enlargement of agency."
  • "We favor that kind of diminishment as inducement for the two sides to negotiate in earnest."