[meel-yuh-rey-shuh n, mee-lee-uh-]
Origin of melioration
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Examples from the Web for melioration
The principle of the one, in short, was melioration; of the other, conservation.Constitutional History of England, volume 3 of 3
Every melioration of the slave's lot is a step toward freedom.Slavery
William E. Channing
It is no less an evidence that their condition was in a state of melioration.Dissertation on Slavery
St. George Tucker.
Peace followed victory, and the melioration of the condition of the enemy followed peace.From Farm House to the White House
William M. Thayer
I should like to think this melioration came through our sense of justice, but I cannot claim that it did.And Even Now
- the act or an instance of improving or the state of being improved
Word Origin and History for melioration
c.1400, "improvement," from Late Latin meliorationem (nominative melioratio), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin meliorare (see meliorate).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper