controlment

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From control +‎ -ment.

Noun[edit]

controlment (plural controlments)

  1. Control.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.12:
      If he in any sort have communicated himselfe unto thee, it is not to debase himselfe, or stoope to thy smalnesse, nor to give thee the controulment of his power.
    • c. 1590, William Shakespeare, Titus Andronicus, First Folio 1623:
      What is Lauinia then become so loose, / Or Bassianus so degenerate, / That for her loue such quarrels may be broacht, / Without controulement, Iustice, or reuenge?