Origin of amelioration
Examples from the Web for amelioration
Of course, there were many impediments to the amelioration of law by this agency.Ancient Law
Sir Henry James Sumner Maine
They reveal the cultivation and amelioration of domestic life.The Development of Embroidery in America
The process of things upon this earth has been one of amelioration.Fragments of science, V. 1-2
And mastery is his, that comes of the amelioration of the land and the education of the tree.The Apple-Tree
L. H. Bailey
We would be only too grateful for any amelioration of our legal disabilities.
- the act or an instance of ameliorating or the state of being ameliorated
- something that ameliorates; an improvement
- Also called: elevation linguistics (of the meaning of a word) a change from pejorative to neutral or positively pleasant. The word nice has achieved its modern meaning by amelioration from the earlier sense foolish, silly
Word Origin and History for amelioration
1650s, from French amélioration, from Old French ameillorer (12c.), from a "to" (see ad-) + meillior (Modern French meìlleur) "to better," from Late Latin meliorare "improve," from Latin melior "better," perhaps originally "stronger," and related to Greek mala "very, very much," from PIE *mel- "strong, great" (see multi-).