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1. ālienāciǒun n.

18 quotations in 3 senses
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Law The transfer of one's title to property or rights; alienation or sale (of property); surrender or loss (of a right); also, alteration (of a will) [quot. 1458].

2. cā̆s n.

263 quotations in 11 senses
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(a) State of affairs, circumstances, situation; predicament; hard cas; the fortunes (of a person), lot, destiny; (b) senden cas, yeven cas, to grant fortune, rule destiny; grant (a certain kind of)…

3. dēceit(e n.

Additional spellings: deceite
82 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) Trickery, deceit, treachery; lying; (b) act of deceiving; a deception, stratagem, trick; a lie; (c) an ambush; (d) a fowler's snare or trap; some device to impede the passage of ships.

4. dēfens(e n.

Additional spellings: defense
122 quotations in 9 senses
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(a) Act of defending oneself (or sb. else) by fighting, defense; comen to defens, to come to someone's defense; don defens, maken defens, stonden at defens, to defend oneself; also, to fight; for (in)

5. effect n.

115 quotations in 12 senses
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(a) Execution or completion (of an act); attainment or consummation (of a desire, an aim); fulfillment or realization (of a wish, a prayer, a dream); (b) comen to effect, achieve or attain to; produce…

6. entenciǒun n.

66 quotations in 7 senses
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(a) Purpose, intention, or design; aim or object; final entencioun, ultimate purpose or goal; (b) of entencioun, on purpose, intentionally; of on entencioun, with fixed purpose; unanimously.

7. entente n.

160 quotations in 8 senses
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(a) Purpose or intention; aim or object; reason (for doing something); (b) of entente, intentionally, deliberately, voluntarily; double of entente, ?shifty; (c) for, in, til, to, with (the) entente

8. fō̆rme n.

249 quotations in 17 senses
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(a) The physical shape of something, contour, outline; the figure or shape (of a person), body; also fig.; (b) forme and shape, shape or forme, forme and shafte, etc.

9. mortificāciǒun n.

17 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) Death; (b) renunciation of self and the world; mortificacioun of the flesh (bodi), mortificacioun of sinne, penitential asceticism.

10. mǒuth n.

390 quotations in 11 senses
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(a) The human mouth; rof of the mouth, the palate; also fig.; (b) the mouth as a facial feature and the part of the face with or on which kisses are given.

11. prē̆cept(e n.

Additional spellings: precepte
43 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) A commandment regulating human conduct, precept; esp. a divine command or injunction; one of the Ten Commandments; a precept as distinguished from a counsel [cp. counseil 5. (e)]; a rule of…

12. prō̆vocāciǒun n.

12 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) Incitement, urging; (b) prayer for forgiveness, supplication; (c) med. & surg. the inducing of a bodily function; stimulation of the hemorrhoidal veins; (d) law an appeal, esp. to a higher court…

13. purgāciǒun n.

56 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) Cleansing; also, the scouring or refinement of metal; also, the purification of the philosopher's stone; (b) a disposal site, a garbage dump; (c) maken a purgacioun of, to dispose of (filth)…

14. respīt(e n.

Additional spellings: respite
62 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) An extension of time for action, deliberation, etc.; a temporary postponement of an action, a decision, judgment, etc., grace period; don in respit, to postpone (sth.), put off; putten in respit

15. rē̆st(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: reste
281 quotations in 9 senses
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(a) Rest due to sleep; repose; slumber; -- also pl.; at (in, on) rest, at rest, asleep; oute of rest, out of sleep; (b) the repose of the grave, death; rest of the ded, repose of death; at rest, dead…

16. reule n.

251 quotations in 10 senses
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(a) A general principle governing morals and conduct; also, fig. of Christ: a model or norm for morality; (b) a particular rule of conduct, a moral precept; reule of largesse (prudence); (c) a set of…

17. stāt n.

346 quotations in 21 senses
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(a) A moral or spiritual state or condition; stat of dampnacioun (grace, right, etc.); stat of penaunce (teres), a state of repentance; (b) a mental state, frame of mind; (c) the physical state or…

18. tē̆rme n.

244 quotations in 9 senses
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(a) A limit of space or capacity; withouten ani terme, limitless, bottomless;—used fig.; (b) a temporal limit, limit of a span of time; med. the limit of a period of time in which a morbid condition…

19. trespā̆s n.

82 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) Transgression or violation of civil law, a set of regulations, etc. punishable by civil authorities, officers of an organization, etc., criminal misconduct, illegal activity; wrongful behavior…

20. 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]…

21. wil(le n.

Additional spellings: wille
440 quotations in 15 senses
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(a) The appetitive and volitional faculty of the soul;—often as contrasted with reason, imagination, etc.; also in fig. context; also person.; volition; also, the soul in its appetitive operations…