Definition of Determent

1. Noun. A communication that makes you afraid to try something.

Exact synonyms: Deterrence, Intimidation
Generic synonyms: Discouragement
Derivative terms: Deter, Deter, Intimidate, Intimidate

Definition of Determent

1. n. The act of deterring; also, that which deters.

Definition of Determent

1. Noun. the act of deterring; deterrence ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Determent

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Determent

detergers
deterges
deterging
deteriorate
deteriorated
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deteriorating
deterioratingly
deterioration
deteriorationism
deteriorationist
deteriorationists
deteriorations
deteriorative
deteriority
determent (current term)
determents
determin'd
determinabilities
determinability
determinable
determinableness
determinables
determinably
determinacies
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determinans
determinant
determinant group
determinantal

Literary usage of Determent

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The History of the Rise, Increase, and Progress of the Christian People by William Sewel (1844)
"... it is a mistake, for it is rather their despair of relief, and their well known inability to pursue a cause, that is their common determent to begin. ..."

2. Criminal Responsibility by Charles Arthur Mercier (1905)
"The primary aim of punishment is then, either Retribution on the criminal or determent of him and of others from committing like crimes. ..."

3. The Works of Jeremy Bentham by Jeremy Bentham, John Bowring (1838)
"determent ; 4. Self-defence ; 5. Self-preservation ; 6. Safe custody ; and 7. Restraint. If the offence be of the negative cast, then comes another string ..."

4. The Origin and Development of the Moral Ideas by Edward Westermarck (1906)
"All the facts referring to criminal responsibility, as we shall see, suggest resentment, not determent, as the basis of punishment, and so does the ..."

5. A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary, and Expositor of the English Language ...by John Walker by John Walker (1810)
"... s. one who destroys Destine, dés'tîn. va to doom, appoint, devote [cessât; determent, dc-tor'mont. s. cause of discouragement Destruction, ..."

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