controlment

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From control +‎ -ment.

Noun[edit]

controlment (countable and uncountable, plural controlments)

  1. (obsolete) Control.
    • c. 1590, William Shakespeare, Titus Andronicus, Act II, Scene 1, First Folio 1623,[1]
      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?
    • , II.12,[2]
      If he in any sort have communicated himselfe vnto thee, it is not to debase himselfe, or stoope to thy smalnesse, nor to give thee the controulment of his power.
    • 1656, Walter Charleton (translator), Epicurus’s Morals, London: Henry Herringman, Chapter 12, 2., p. 87,[3]
      [] he is as little moved by wrongs done him by men, as by the incommodities or losses sustained by misfortune, and generally by any other event occasioned by things beyond his power of ordering & controlment.
    • 1775, Edward Jerningham, The Fall of Mexico, London: J. Robson, p. 13, lines 220-224,[4]
      Should CORTEZ o’er this valiant band prevail,
      Should thro’ controlment, and thro’ stubborn force,
      Pour like a torrent his destructive course,
      When on this summit first he shall appear,
      I will advance, with well-dissembled fear []