Augmentation court
Augmentation Aug`men*ta"tion, n. [LL. augmentatio: cf. F. augmentation.] 1. The act or process of augmenting, or making larger, by addition, expansion, or dilation; increase. [1913 Webster]

2. The state of being augmented; enlargement. [1913 Webster]

3. The thing added by way of enlargement. [1913 Webster]

4. (Her.) A additional charge to a coat of arms, given as a mark of honor. --Cussans. [1913 Webster]

5. (Med.) The stage of a disease in which the symptoms go on increasing. --Dunglison. [1913 Webster]

6. (Mus.) In counterpoint and fugue, a repetition of the subject in tones of twice the original length. [1913 Webster]

{Augmentation court} (Eng. Hist.), a court erected by Stat. 27 Hen. VIII., to augment the revenues of the crown by the suppression of monasteries. It was long ago dissolved. --Encyc. Brit. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Increase; enlargement; growth; extension; accession; addition. [1913 Webster]


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