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upliftment

n. 1. (ef. OED uplift to elevate morally  + -ment. forming n.) a raising of one's spirits: The church service will be a uplifiment for us (Exuma). (Black)

2. (cf. OED uplift to elevate in rank (now rare) + -ment.. forming n.) a raising one's social level; improving one's social status, He did this for his own upliftment (Exuma).(Black)

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Last update: 2010-11-10 05:27
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.3

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