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margent

[mahr-juh nt] /ˈmɑr dʒənt/
noun, Archaic.
1.
Origin
1475-1485
1475-85; alteration of margin
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British Dictionary definitions for margent

margin

/ˈmɑːdʒɪn/
noun
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.
(mainly 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)
  1. collateral deposited by a client with a broker as security
  2. the excess of the value of a loan's collateral over the value of the loan
verb (transitive)
11.
to provide with a margin; border
12.
(finance) to deposit a margin upon
Word Origin
C14: from Latin margō border; related to march², mark1
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