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1. acciǒun n.

60 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) Something done, an act, a deed; accioun of penitence (penaunce), an act of penance; (b) the operation or effect (of heat or fire); the activity or function (of a bodily organ); accioun visif

2. 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.

3. estrēte n.(1)

11 quotations in 1 sense
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Law (a) A true copy of an original record, esp. of fines or amercements which have been entered on the rolls of a court to be collected by the bailiff or other authorized officer; (b) fines…

4. execūciǒun n.

51 quotations in 3 senses
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Law (a) The carrying out, putting into effect, or enforcing (of the provisions of a statute, law, will, etc.); execution, enforcement; (b) the execution (of a sentence); the infliction of a penalty or…

5. remissiǒun n.

41 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) Release from duty or obligation; freeing of captives; Bibl. dai of remissioun, a holiday from work; yer of remissioun, a Jubilee year; also, a Sabbatical year; don (maken) remissioun, to grant…

6. replicāciǒun n.

23 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) Answering, an answer, a verbal response, rejoinder; an argument, a protest; an argumentative statement in a debate; maken (a) replicacioun, to answer, argue; (b) law an answer to a suit; a reply…

7. reversiǒun n.

23 quotations in 4 senses
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Law: (a) The return of an estate to the grantor or his heir upon the expiration of the grant; interesse (right, etc.) of reversioun; (b) an estate created by reversion, a reversionary interest; also…

8. 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…

9. submissiǒun n.

16 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) Obedience, humility, submissiveness; also, self-abasement [quot. c1449]; (b) chiefly law submitting to the authority of another in providing a ruling; also, an agreement to abide by the ruling of…

10. suǧǧestiǒun n.

45 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) The action of prompting or urging; incitement; also, a proposal, suggestion; also [quot. c1390], a reason, motive; -- with prob. allusion to the phrase fals suggestioun in sense 2.(a); maken

11. transgressiǒun n.

28 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) Disobedience to God's law, sin; wickedness, sinfulness; a breach of divine precepts, a sin; also, Adam's sin, the Fall; also, a straying [quots. a1475(?a1430); cp. sense (d)]; (b) disobedience to…

12. translāciǒun n.

52 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) A movement from one place to another; the transplanting of a sapling; a transmigration of a soul; (b) the transfer of a bishop to a different see; also, the relocation of a see; (c) the…

13. 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]…

14. valǒur n.

43 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) Worthiness in terms of the chivalric virtues, nobility of character or breeding; also, spiritual worth [quot. ?a1475]; also, courtliness, refinement [quot. a1500(?a1400)]; of valour (b) bravery,…

15. vexāciǒun n.

28 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) Physical suffering or affliction; also, a disturbance in a part of the body [1st quot.] (b) the act of inflicting trouble on others; trouble, tribulation; ?also, weariness [quot. a1500(?a1450)];…

16. vigǒur n.

26 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) Vitality, energy, strength; also, vital essence (b) physical strength; energy in an activity; also, military force; martial prowess; energy or zeal in battle;—also pl.; (c) determination,…