[apression] (1354)

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[apression] (1354)

[ gdw]

[ FEW: *9,362a pressare; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF: ; DMF: ; TLF: ; OED:  oppression n. (appressioun); MED:  oppressioun n. (apprecioun); DMLBS: ]

OED and MED consider this word a variant of oppression. However, the existence of the verb apresser (cf. DMF appresser) implies a different etymology.


1fig.oppression, (subjection to) hardship (by abuse of power)
( 1354 )  Item de tutz de fausines, extorzcionz, duresses faitz a puple par viscountez, suthviescontez, bailifs, suthbailifs, gardeins de prisonz et autres ministres par colour de lour offices, tieux trespas faitz etc. ount fait a grant appressioun de poeple  292
apresser  oppression 
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