scarcement

[skairs-muh nt]

Origin of scarcement

1495–1505; obsolete scarce to lessen (verbal derivative of scarce) + -ment
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scarcement

noun
  1. a ledge in a wall

Word Origin for scarcement

C16: probably from obsolete sense of scarce to reduce + -ment
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