melioration

[ meel-yuh-rey-shuh n, mee-lee-uh- ]SEE DEFINITION OF melioration
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The principle of the one, in short, was melioration; of the other, conservation.

Every melioration of the slave's lot is a step toward freedom.

It is no less an evidence that their condition was in a state of melioration.

Peace followed victory, and the melioration of the condition of the enemy followed peace.

I should like to think this melioration came through our sense of justice, but I cannot claim that it did.

On that day ministers communicated their plans for the melioration of Irish suffering.

And every where her influence is felt, in the melioration of the public mind, as in the limited circle at the home fire-side.

All is quiet in Holland and Belgium; and all is awaiting the melioration which time and wisdom must bring.

May every sun that shines on your green island see the annihilation of an abuse, and the birth of an embryon of melioration!

Every circumstance conspired to this melioration of the art in Florence as well as in other places.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, "improvement," from Late Latin meliorationem (nominative melioratio), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin meliorare (see meliorate).

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