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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