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n.1.The act of poisoning.
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(5) Somewhat earlier examples do exist; the first reference I have found appears in a letter sent by Sir Thomas Smith from France in 1572, in which he referred to "treason, conspiracy, insurrection, assassination, empoisonment" and other such "false measures" intended for the "utter destruction of the state." (6) To be sure, one should not too quickly see too much significance in the appearance of a new word, at this time especially: in the years from c.