incouragement

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incouragement (plural incouragements)

  1. Archaic form of encouragement.
    • 1692, John Locke, Letters Concerning Toleration; Chapter VIII, page #263:
      If your telling the magiſtrate that his ſubjects gain by his miſapplying of force, be not an incouragement to him to miſapply it, the doing good to others muſt ceaſe to be an incouragement to any action.