Definition of betterment in English:


Line breaks: bet¦ter|ment
Pronunciation: /ˈbɛtəm(ə)nt


[mass noun]
  • 1The improvement of something: they believed that what they were doing was vital for the betterment of society
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    • They show how huge projects worked for the betterment of society, both in a physical and psychological sense.
    • I believe politics and politicians are vital to the betterment of society.
    • It's not brought any betterment to the society as a whole.
    improvement, amelioration, advancement, change for the better, furtherance, upgrading, enhancement; reform, rectification
  • 1.1 Law The enhanced value of real property arising from local improvements.
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    • The evidential burden of establishing betterment is on the defendant.
    • Thus, there would be an issue of betterment if replacement value were awarded.
    • That, in my judgement, involves betterment, since the defendants had given some warning about the lead.

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