1783, in the meaning defined above
New Latin amentum, from Latin, thong, strap
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“Ament.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ament. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.
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