As time advanced there was a growing tendency to enlarge the royal seal.
At last the world undertakes to enlarge the circle of its ideas.
Cut a few trails, clear around the pool of water - maybe enlarge it and get some ducks.
In the course of a long period characterized by a weak central government, it was not difficult to enlarge the rights which the lord thus obtained, to exclude even the king's personal authority from the immunity, and to translate the duties and payments which the tenant had once owed to the state into obligations which he owed to his lord, even finally into incidents of his tenure.
Instead of conforming to abstract principles of public law and hereditary succession, they strove to enlarge their territories at the expense of their rivals, and to leave them at their death to their sons rather than to their brothers, nephews and more distant relations.