Middle English Dictionary Entry

abilitẹ̄ n.
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Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

A capacity for doing something, proficiency in an art or profession, ability, power.
Fitness for an office; suitableness for a purpose.
Excellence, worthiness; in god ~, in a good quality or condition, in a favorable sense.

Supplemental Materials (draft)

  • c1475(1392) *MS Wel.564 (Wel 564)89b/b : Take hede to þe disposicion, abilte, age, and vertu, & complexioun of him þat is woundid.
  • Note: ?Modify gloss
    Note: Lanfranc has abitude; L habitudinem
    Note: The context demands something like 'constitution' - not currently under abilite