- (obsolete) deprivation; loss
1658, Sir Thomas Browne, The Garden of Cyrus:
- Why Geomancers do imitate the Quintuple Figure, in their Mother Characters of Acquisition and Amission, &c. somewhat answering the Figures in the Lady or speckled Beetle?
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