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See also: détriment
- Harm, hurt, damage.
- 1872, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, chapter 7, in The Possessed:
- “But marriage in secret, Nikolay Vsyevolodovitch — a fatal secret. I receive money from you, and I'm suddenly asked the question, 'What's that money for?' My hands are tied; I cannot answer to the detriment of my sister, to the detriment of the family honour.”
- 2012, Stephen King, 11/22/63, p. 775:
- "Would it be fair to say that when it came to making trouble, you'd make up for what you didn't absolutely know . . . and to our detriment?"
- (UK, obsolete) A charge made to students and barristers for incidental repairs of the rooms they occupy.
- Often used in the form "to someone's detriment".
harm, hurt, damage
- detriment in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- detriment in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911
detriment n (uncountable)