controlment


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controlment

(kənˈtrəʊlmənt)
n
1. archaic power to direct or determine
2. archaic a means of regulation or restraint
3. obsolete the act of controlling financial accounts
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If thou be a Jew, a Turk, or believest in the devil (so thou spread not thine opinions abroad), thou art free from all controlment'.
(29) This is even apparent in King John's early reply to the French King's threat of war: 'Here have we war for war and blood for blood, / Controlment for controlment' (I.ii.1920).
who had to post bond to keep the peace, on pain of forfeiting the security" (Public Record Office, Court of King's Bench, Controlment Roll, Michaelmas Term 1496, K.B.