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English word discrimination comes from Latin discrimen, and later Latin discrimino (I distinguish (between).).

Discrimination etymology ?

Discrimination detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
discrimen Latin (lat) Crisis, hazard, danger, risk. Decision. Distinction, difference. Division, separation. Encounter, battle.
discrimino Latin (lat) I distinguish (between).
discrimination English (eng) (sometimes discrimination against) Distinct treatment of an individual or group to their disadvantage; treatment or consideration based on class or category rather than individual merit; partiality; prejudice; bigotry.. Discernment, the act of discriminating, discerning, distinguishing, noting or perceiving differences between things, with intent to understand rightly and make correct [...]

Words with the same origin as discrimination

Descendants of discrimen
price discriminate