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The act of adorning or decorating something; the fact of being adorned.
Late 16th century; earliest use found in John King (d. 1621), bishop of London. From post-classical Latin adornation-, adornatio adornment from classical Latin adōrnāt-, past participial stem of adōrnāre + -iō. Compare earlier adornate.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.