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1. assẹ̄th n.

43 quotations in 3 senses
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Fulfillment, satisfaction, reparation; maken (don) asseth, give satisfaction: (a) fulfillment of a wish, expectation or requirement; (b) fulfilling of a need; (c) satisfactory answer to a question or…

2. pẹ̄ple n.

259 quotations in 6 senses
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(a) Persons, human beings, men and women; -- also pl.; gret (muche) peple, many people [see also muche adj. 2. (b)]; congregacioun of peple, a crowd of people; (b) the general public, everyone, all…

3. prōvīsǒur n.

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(a) Eccl. One to whom the pope has granted the right to be appointed to a benefice as soon as a vacancy occurs; also, a religious to whom the pope has granted exemption from the duty of obedience to…

4. respǒund(e n.

Additional spellings: respounde
14 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A reply, an answer; (b) eccl. a series of verses and responses said or sung alternately by a soloist and a choir or congregation, a responsory; (c) arch. a semi-pillar attached to a wall to…

5. sacrifīce n.

80 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) The act of offering a life (animal or human) to a deity as an act of propitiation or homage, a ritual slaughter, often followed by immolation of the victim; the formal offering up of produce, a…

6. stāble adj.

161 quotations in 6 senses
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(a) Constant, steadfast; also, steadfast in virtue, virtuous; stable and stedfast, stedfast (ferm, etc.) and stable; stable in feith (bileve), stable of bileve; (b) of a lover: faithful, true; of…

7. stāciǒun n.

26 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) A place which one normally occupies: a place of business; an official seat, a see; a garrison; also, the men in a garrison; (b) a place in which something is fixed: an anchorage for ships; the…

8. stōle n.

40 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) A long garment; a robe; -- also coll. [quot. a1398]; stoles of bataille, war garments, armor; first stole, the best robe; (b) fig. and in fig. contexts; (c) the robe of a Jewish priest or high…

9. subdēken n.

14 quotations in 1 sense
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Eccl. (a) A member of the lowest clerical order, ranking immediately below the diaconate, a subdeacon; (b) the set of vestments worn by a subdeacon; (c) = soudeken n. (b).

10. surplī̆s n.

31 quotations in 1 sense
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A loose-fitting overgarment, usu. of white linen and with wide sleeves, a surplice: (a) eccl. a vestment worn by a priest or other ecclesiastic (a clerk, canon, etc.), usu. for liturgical use; also…

11. temporā̆l adj.

57 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) Lasting a short time, fleeting; having a finite duration, transitory; (b) temporal imnes, ?eccl. hymns for use during mass at different times and seasons.

12. tē̆rce n.

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Astron. and geom. A sixtieth part of a second of an arc, one thirty-six hundredth of a minute of an arc.

13. touail n.

76 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) A piece of cloth used to wipe something dry; washinge touail, a piece of cloth for wiping or cleansing something [see also washing(e ger. 2.]; (b) a cloth of the length of a table, chiefly for…

14. trinitẹ̄ n.

79 quotations in 3 senses
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The state of having three parts, threefoldness, threeness; also, a threesome, triad, trio.

15. trōper(e n.

Additional spellings: tropere
6 quotations in 1 sense
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Eccl. A book containing tropes or sequences, a troper or sequencer.

16. ūse n.(1)

193 quotations in 11 senses
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(a) The act of using or employing something; the fact of being used or employed; use, employment; also, the right to the use (of sth.) [last quot.]; the capacity for use (of reason) [quot. ?a1475]…

17. ūsen v.

525 quotations in 22 senses
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(a) To have the use (of sth.), make use (of the imagination, reason, etc.); usen of godes bord, make use of God’s table, administer the sacrament (b) to use (sb. or sth., a part of the body, God’s…

18. ūtā̆s n. singular & plural

22 quotations in 2 senses
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Eccl. (a) The eighth day following a feast day, counting the day itself, an octave; utas dai; seinte jon utas (b) the period of eight days beginning with the feast day; an eight-day period after the…

19. vesper n.

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(a) The planet Venus, regarded as the evening star; (b) eccl. pl. the sixth of the seven canonical hours, or the formal services of the divine office offered at that hour.

20. vicā̆r(e n.

Additional spellings: vicare
64 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) One who stands in place of another, a representative, deputy, lieutenant; also, fig. a thing which acts on behalf of something else [2nd quot.]; a thing which resembles something else [3rd quot.]…

21. vicā̆rī(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: vicarie
40 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) One who stands in place of another, a representative, deputy, lieutenant; also, a thing which serves as a substitute [1st quot.]; also, fig. a thing which acts on behalf of something else [3rd…

22. virǧī̆n(e n.

Additional spellings: virgine
77 quotations in 6 senses
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(a) A young unmarried woman without (or presumptively without) sexual experience, a maiden; also fig. and in fig. context (b) a person of either sex without sexual experience; a woman who has never…

23. vī̆sitāciǒun n.

43 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) The act of visiting; the act of visiting prisoners or the sick (one of the seven works of corporal mercy); a visit; also, the act of visiting a saint’s relics [quot. ?a1475]; visitacioun of oure

24. vī̆sī̆ten v.

118 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) To go to see (sb.), pay a call on; also, seek out (sb., sheep) (b) to visit (a sick person, prisoner, etc.) for the purpose of bestowing comfort or assistance, minister to; also fig. [quot.…

25. vī̆sī̆tǒur n.

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(a) One who visits a person or place; ?also, a guardian [1st quot.]; (b) eccl. an inspector, one charged with examining and reforming an ecclesiastical establishment; also fig. and in fig. contexts.

26. wīn(e n.(2)

Additional spellings: wine
138 quotations in 6 senses
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(a) An alcoholic drink, usu. made from crushed whole grapes or from grape juice; also fig. and in fig. context; couchen win, to place a stock of wine in storage; fillen the win, give (sb.) the wine…