margent

margent

[mahr-juhnt]
noun Archaic.

Origin:
1475–85; alteration of margin

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margin or (archaic) margent (ˈmɑːdʒɪn, ˈmɑːdʒənt)
 
n
1.  an edge or rim, and the area immediately adjacent to it; border
2.  the blank space surrounding the text on a page
3.  a vertical line on a page, esp one on the left-hand side, delineating this space
4.  an additional amount or one beyond the minimum necessary: a margin of error
5.  chiefly (Austral) a payment made in addition to a basic wage, esp for special skill or responsibility
6.  a bound or limit
7.  the amount by which one thing differs from another: a large margin separated the parties
8.  commerce the profit on a transaction
9.  economics the minimum return below which an enterprise becomes unprofitable
10.  finance
 a.  collateral deposited by a client with a broker as security
 b.  the excess of the value of a loan's collateral over the value of the loan
 
vb
11.  to provide with a margin; border
12.  finance to deposit a margin upon
 
[C14: from Latin margō border; related to march², mark1]
 
margent or (archaic) margent
 
n
 
vb
 
[C14: from Latin margō border; related to march², mark1]

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