Antedating of "Disarmament"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Tue May 17 16:46:51 UTC 2011

The only pertinent database I have access to from home -- EAN -- does
not beat 1710, but does have two instances from
1788  ("disarmaments") and then 1790 (December) into 1794, slightly
beating the former OED.


At 5/17/2011 11:30 AM, Shapiro, Fred wrote:
>disarmament (OED 1795)
>1710 David Jones _A Compleat History of Europe_ 31 (Eighteenth
>Century Collections Online)  His Excellency the Marquess de _Prie_,
>Imperial Plenipotentiary, promises on his side, in Consideration of
>the Disarmament and Promises hereafter mentioned, made on the Part
>of Holiness, [etc.]
>Fred Shapiro
>The American Dialect Society -

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