One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The action or result of allaying something; especially subduing, assuaging, moderation.
Early 17th century; earliest use found in William Shakespeare (1564–1616), playwright and poet. From allay + -ment. In some early uses perhaps from allay + -ment, or influenced by association with allay.
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