Definition of allayment in English:

allayment

noun

  • The action or result of allaying something; especially subduing, assuaging, moderation.

Origin

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.

Pronunciation

allayment

/əˈleɪm(ə)nt/