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- (obsolete) Control.
- 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?