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addition (the ordinary uses occur; 1 is freq.; 2 and 3 rare)
1. something added to a man's name to denote his rank, &c.; title, style of address; mark of distinction; Wiv. II. ii. 316 “devils' additions,” All'sW. II. iii. 134, Cor. I. ix. 66, Mac. III. i. 106 (cf. sense 3), Ham. I. iv. 20, Lr. I. i. 138 “The name and all th' addition to a king,” II. ii. 26, Oth. IV. i. 105.
2. something added to a coat of arms as a mark of honour Troil. IV. v. 140.
3. “particular a-s,” distinctive attributes Troil. I. ii. 20.
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