See also: détriment
detriment (plural detriments)
- Harm, hurt, damage.
1872, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, chapter 7, The Possessed:
- “But marriage in secret, Nikolay Vsyevolodovitch — a fatal secret. I receive money from you, and I'm suddenly asked the question, 'What's that money for?' My hands are tied; I cannot answer to the detriment of my sister, to the detriment of the family honour.”
- (UK, obsolete) A charge made to students and barristers for incidental repairs of the rooms they occupy.
- Often used in the form "to someone's detriment".
harm, hurt, damage