Meliority Mel*ior"i*ty, n. [LL. melioritas, fr. L. melior. See {Meliorate}.] The state or quality of being better; melioration. [Obs.] --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

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  • meliority — /meel yawr i tee, yor , mee lee awr , or /, n. superiority. [1570 80; < ML melioritas, equiv. to L melior (s. of melior) better + itas ITY] * * * …   Universalium

  • meliority — me·lior·i·ty …   English syllables

  • meliority — /miliˈɒrəti/ (say meelee oruhtee) noun → superiority. {Medieval Latin meliōritās} …   Australian English dictionary

  • meliority — mēlˈyȯrəd.ē, ˌmēlēˈȯ noun ( es) Etymology: Medieval Latin melioritas, from Latin melior better + itas ity more at meliorate : the quality or state of being better …   Useful english dictionary

  • superiority — [n] advantage, predominance ahead, ascendancy, authority, better, bulge, dominance, edge, eminence, excellence, influence, lead, meliority, nobility, perfection, position, power, predomination, preeminence, preponderance, prestige, prevalence,… …   New thesaurus

  • meliorism —   n. belief that world and humankind tend to grow better.    ♦ meliorist, n.    ♦ melioristic, a.    ♦ meliority, n. improved state …   Dictionary of difficult words

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