Diverge′ment; Diverg′ence, Diverg′ency, a tendency to recede from one point.
Parlyment's elected by the People, and Gover'ment's elected by Parlyment.
It is impossible for me to imagine a greater monster than the God of the Old Testa- 88 ment.
I ment we went down to the canteen to get some puddin, rice and tapioca.
The Cardinall, awalkned with the schouttis, asked from his windo, What ment that noyse?
Thus was all their hops dasht, and the joyfull news they ment to cary home turned to heavie tidings.
Renounce′ment, act of renouncing, disclaiming, or rejecting; Renoun′cer.
Distrain′ment; Distrain′or, Distrain′er; Distraint′, seizure of goods.
Resile′ment; Resil′ience, Resil′iency, act of springing back or rebounding.
Betroth′al, Betroth′ment, an agreement or contract with a view to marriage.
suffix forming nouns, originally from French and representing Latin -mentum, which was added to verb stems sometimes to represent the result or product of the action. French inserts an -e- between the verbal root and the suffix (e.g. commenc-e-ment from commenc-er; with verbs in ir, -i- is inserted instead (e.g. sent-i-ment from sentir). Used with English verb stems from 16c. (e.g. merriment, which also illustrates the habit of turning -y to -i- before this suffix).