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- (dated) The act of appraising.
- Synonym: appraisal
- 1549, An Acte of the Relief Graunted to the Kinges Majestie by the Lordes and Commons, London,
- […] thesayd praysers before they take vpon them the appraisement of suche clothes, shalbe sworne in maner & forme folowyng.
- 1748, [Samuel Richardson], “Letter [HTTP://NAME.UMDL.UMICH.EDU/004835420.0001.007 21]”, in Clarissa. Or, The History of a Young Lady: […], volume (please specify |volume=I to VII), London: […] S[amuel] Richardson; […], OCLC 13631815, page 77:
- I was obliged to stay till this afternoon, to settle several necessary matters, and to direct inventories to be taken, in order for appraisement; for every thing is to be turned into money, by his will.
- 1887, Hall Caine, The Deemster, London: Chatto & Windus, Volume 3, Chapter 37, p. 140,
- she who is dear to me beyond words of appraisement
- 1891, Thomas Hardy, “49”, in Tess of the d’Urbervilles: A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented […], volume (please specify |volume=I to III), London: James R[ipley] Osgood, McIlvaine and Co., […], OCLC 13623666, phase the, page 158:
- Having long discredited the old systems of mysticism, he now began to discredit the old appraisements of morality.
- 1937, Karen Blixen, Out of Africa, Penguin, 1954, Part 1, p. 27,
- A good name―what is called prestige―meant much in the Native world. They seemed to have made up, at some time, a joint appraisement of you, against which no one would afterwards go.
appraisal — see appraisal