adjument

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin adjumentum, for adjuvamentum, inflected form of adjuvare (to help), from ad (toward,to) + to help .

Noun[edit]

adjument (plural adjuments)

  1. (obsolete) Help; support.
    • 1656, Thomas Hobbes, John Bramhall, The Questions Concerning Liberty, Necessity and Chance, Clearly Stated and Debated between Dr. Bramhall and Thomas Hobbes, 1861, William Molesworth (editor), The English Works of Thomas Hobbes, Volume V, page 386,
      But by all things needful or requisite, all necessary power either operative or elective, all necessary instruments and adjuments extrinsical and intrinsical, and all conditions are intended.
  2. (obsolete) One who helps.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Waterhouse to this entry?)
    • 1641 June 15, Charles I: Debate on a Motion for abolishing of Deans, Chapters, &c., 1807, The Parliamentary History of England, Volume II: 1625—1642, Hansard, page 831,
      Thus their office is declared to ne these particulars following: [] 3. To be adjuments, or assistants, to the bishops in cathedrals, as be the archdeacons abroad; [] .

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.