detriment definition

  • noun:
    • harm, harm, or loss: took a lengthy leave of lack without detriment to her profession. See Synonyms at downside.
    • a thing that triggers damage, damage, or reduction: Smoking has become considered a detriment to health.
    • Harm, hurt, harm.
    • That which injures or triggers damage; mischief; damage; diminution; reduction; damage; -- used extremely generically
    • A charge meant to pupils and barristers for incidental repair works for the rooms they take.
    • any damage or damage, as reduction, harm, hurt, injustice, deterioration, diminution, hindrance, etc., considered with certain reference, expressed or suggested, both to its topic and its cause: as, the cause of faith suffers great detriment through the faults of the professors; allow the residential property suffer no detriment at the hands; the consuls must observe that the republic obtains no detriment; the detriment it's experienced is previous cure.
    • That which causes harm or injury; whatever is damaging: because, his generosity is a great detriment to his prosperity.
    • In England, a charge made upon barristers and students for fix of problems in spaces they take; a charge for deterioration of table-linen, etc.
    • In astrol., the indication opposite the home of every world: as, Mars in Libra is within his detriment; the detriment regarding the sunlight is Aquarius, because it is opposite to Leo. It's an indication of weakness, distress, etc.
    • In heraldry:
    • a damage or loss
  • verb-transitive:
    • to complete problems for; to hurt.
  • others:
    • To injure; do harm to; harmed.

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