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Originally appearing in Volume V02, Page 902 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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AUGMENTATION, or enlargement, a term in heraldry for an addition to a coat of arms; in music, for the imitation in longer notes of an original theme; in biology, an addition to the normal number of parts; in Scots law, an increase of a minister's stipend by an action called " Process of Augmentation." The " Court of Augmentation "in Henry VIII.'s time was established to try cases affecting the suppression of monasteries, and was dissolved in Mary's reign.
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AUGMENT (Lat. augere, to increase)

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