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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).

Aug-, Agmentatioun. Also: -tion(e, -c(i)oun; ackmentatioun; ougmentation. [Late ME. augmentacion, -ation, OF. augmentacion, late L. augmentātio.] Increase.1428 Edinb. Chart. 63 (in augmentatione of the fabrik and reparatioun of the port of Leith). 1456 Hay I. 217/18 (to the augmentacioun of the Cristyn faith). 1474 Edinb. B. Rec. I. 31 (in augmentatioun of devyne seruice). 1490 Irland Mir. MS. 238 (man takis augmentacioun quhil he cum to perfit quantite). 1531 Bell. Boece I. p. xxvi (be agmentation of uthir watteris that fallis in it). a1578 Pitsc. I. 62/23 (nocht content with this agmentation to his house). 1622-6 Bisset I. 278/14 (an new memoriall of agmentatioun of responde).

b. esp. An increase in income or payment.1532 Edinb. B. Rec. II. 58 (in augmentatioun of the rentale of the said chaiplane). 1541–2 Ib. 110 (the few set for the augmentatioun of iij merkis yeirlie). 1562-3 Winȝet I. 8/7 (depaupering the tennentis be ȝour fewis, augmentationis and utheris exactionis). a1578 Pitsc. I. 239/4 (with vthir riche and costlie augmentatiounis and propynes). 1587 Orkney & Sh. Rec. I. 209 (for profeit to us in ackmentatioun of rentall). 1643 Aberd. B. Rec. IV. 4 (anent the augmentatioun of his yeirlie pension).1680 Edinb. B. Rec. X. 414.
And that notwithstanding he had oft tymes supplicat the Councell for the tyme being for allowance therof and for augmenting the said weekly allowance since the tyme the same wes restricted in maner abovementioned yet he had not hitherto receaved any allowance nor ougmentation

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