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1. ac(c)ūsāciǒun, -tiọ̄n n.

Additional spellings: accusacioun, acusation, accusation
16 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) The act of charging someone with an offence or misconduct; (b) law formal accusation, indictment; (c) self-accusation, confession.

2. actǒur n.

6 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A doer, a maker; (b) actour of curing, that which brings about a cure; (c) a guardian, a steward; (d) law one who brings suit at law, the plaintiff.

3. addiciǒun n.

31 quotations in 2 senses
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Math. The act of adding numbers together; the arithmetical process of addition.

4. affermen v.

55 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) To fix (sth.) in place, make immovable; (b) to strengthen (sb.), make sure or steadfast, confirm (sb. in a belief or virtue); (c) to fix firmly (an emotion in the heart); (d) to decide upon…

5. 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].

6. aliēnen v.

35 quotations in 4 senses
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Law (a) To transfer or surrender one's title to property or rights, alienate (property or a right); alienen awei; alienen in fe simple (taille); (b) to divert (property to a different purpose).

7. allē̆gāciǒun n.

7 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) Law Formal declaration in court, presentation of evidence; maken allegacioun, declare; (b) an argument or reason proffered as evidence or proof.

8. alleǧǧen, allēgen v.(1)

Additional spellings: allegen
62 quotations in 4 senses
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Law To make a formal declaration in court, either by way of bringing a charge, in defense against a charge, in support of a right, or in justification of a claim; alleggen matier, present evidence…

9. alleien v.

22 quotations in 3 senses
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Law (a) To make a formal declaration; submit (a document) in evidence; testify; (b) to prove (a claim).

10. ap(p)araunce, -ence n.

Additional spellings: apparaunce, aparence, apparence
44 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) Visible form, figure; (b) sight.

11. attempten v.

40 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) To seek or try to do (sth.); venture upon or attempt (an action), seek (friendship); (b) venture or try (to do sth.).

12. auctǒur n.

49 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) One who makes or creates a person or thing, one who founds an institution, one who brings about an action or a condition; creator, maker, originator, founder; perpetrator; first auctour, God; (b)…

13. autentī̆k adj.

21 quotations in 2 senses
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Worthy of belief or acceptance, reliable, trustworthy; true, authoritative: (a) of opinions, statements, books, stories, etc.; (b) of persons.

14. availen v.

103 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) To help (sb.), assist; do good to (sb.), benefit, be profitable to; (b) refl. to help oneself, succeed; (c) impers. or with delayed subject: availeth, it availeth, it avails (sb.), it profits, it…

15. benefī̆ce n.

61 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) A deed of friendship, benevolent act, a favor, a kindness; (b) an act of piety, a good deed.

16. calumnīe n.

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(a) False accusation, slander; (b) law a false challenge, legal objection raised in bad faith.

17. cā̆s n.

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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)…

18. cauciǒun n.

11 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) Something offered as security, such as a pledge, a bond, a pawn, or bail; finden, laien, yeven caucioun, give a pledge, furnish security; caucioun marchant, ?security in goods; (b) law an…

19. chalenǧe n.

44 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) A false or malicious accusation or charge; also, any charge; wrong chalenge, an accusation of having done wrong; (b) wrong chalenge, wrongdoing, injury inflicted upon others.

20. collaterāl adj.

12 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) Lying alongside, adjoining; (b) accompanying, concomitant; (c) subsidiary, subordinate, less important; (d) law collateral (security); added (provision).

21. collūsiǒun n.

24 quotations in 2 senses
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Law (a) A secret understanding or agreement between persons to circumvent the law or to achieve a purpose by unfair or fraudulent means; collusion; (b) a fraudulent act, a subterfuge.

22. condiciǒun n.

104 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) A situation or state; circumstances of life or existence; condicioun of poverte, prosperite; childes condicioun, childhood; (b) status or station in a society; free condicioun, high condicioun,

23. constreinen v.

106 quotations in 8 senses
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Of a person: (a) to compel or force (sb. to do sth.), make (sb. do sth.); also, oblige, induce; (b) constreinen herte, constreinen wil, to exert pressure or compulsion on (someone's) heart or will…

24. continūen v.

88 quotations in 6 senses
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Of persons: (a) to persevere, carry on, persist; continuen forth; continuen bi course; (b) to persevere (in an activity or attitude); persist or continue (in a state); remain (in possession); (c) to…

25. contract n.

19 quotations in 4 senses
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Eccl. A solemn agreement to enter into matrimony, marriage vow or contract; contract of matrimonie (weddinge); also, a breach of this vow [quot.: 1395].

26. dēfect ppl.

3 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) Disfigured; debilitated; (b) law null and void.

27. dēfenden v.

188 quotations in 12 senses
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(a) To fight in defense of (sth.), defend (sb.) by fighting; fight defensively; defenden from, defend against (sb.); (b) refl. to defend oneself; also, put up a fight; defenden ayen, defenden fro

28. dē̆pendaunt ppl.

16 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) Dependent; dependaunt of, dependaunt fro, relying for existence on (sb. or sth.); (b) law of a legal act: appertaining; dependaunt of (to, upon), growing out of (another act), consequent upon…

29. dēpenden v.

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(a) To hang down, grow down; (b) to overhang, be precipitous.

30. dēterminen v.

74 quotations in 8 senses
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To predestine or predetermine (sth.), fix in advance.

31. dette n.

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(a) Whatever one owes another in goods, money, tribute, rent, dues, or the like; a debt; paien (quiten, yelden) dette, to pay a debt; borwen dette, incur a debt; axen dette, demand payment of a debt…

32. dī̆lātōrīe adj.(2)

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Law Causing delay; excepcioun dilatorie, dilatorie plea, a formal objection or plea that tends to retard the progress of an action.

33. effect n.

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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…

34. enǧīn n.

73 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) Innate ability or intelligence, talent; skill, ingenuity, cleverness; also, a skill or craft; (b) deceitfulness, trickery; evil intention or design; a trick, a snare, a machination; fals engin

35. 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.

36. errǒur n.(1)

46 quotations in 4 senses
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The state of believing or practicing what is false or heretical; false opinion or belief; a false opinion, a heresy; fallen in(to) errour.

37. examināciǒun n.

19 quotations in 3 senses
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Inspection, investigation; consideration, deliberation, critical appraisal; first examination, primary concern.

38. examinen, -ene(n v.

Additional spellings: examene, examenen
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(a) To investigate, examine (something); to scrutinize, consider critically, appraise; to check (an account); --occ. with of phrase; (b) to put (a metal) to the test (of fire); often fig.

39. excepciǒun n.

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(a) Exception to a rule or general condition; also, an instance of it; (b) a reservation or exemption (provided in a treaty or statute); without(en excepcioun, without reservation, unreservedly…

40. excepten v.

24 quotations in 4 senses
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To except, set aside, or exclude (someone or something).

41. execūten v.

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Law To carry out or put into effect; enforce (a law), execute (a sentence); also, issue (a warrant, etc.).

42. exteinten v.

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(a) To extinguish, put out (a light); (b) subdue or quench (passion, power); blot out (a memory); (c) law annull (a claim), cancel (a debt).

43. figūre n.

127 quotations in 12 senses
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Shape, form, appearance: (a) visible or tangible shape or form; general appearance; bodili figure, figure of this world; of the face: expression; (b) of a living being: bodily form, appearance (often…

44. fīn n.(2)

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(a) Ending, end, conclusion, finish; termination, completion; bringen to fine, bring to an end, complete; (b) terminus; the bottom (of a well); (c) the latter part; the part near the end or close; the…

45. 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.

46. fraude n.

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(a) The quality of deceitfulness, dishonesty, treachery; (b) a dishonest purpose, fraudulent intention; (c) ?a dishonest or deceitful person, a fraud; ?a dishonest act.

47. mā̆tē̆r(e n.

Additional spellings: matere
317 quotations in 12 senses
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(a) Physical substance, matter; material; mater subget, the matter or substance of which a thing consists; bodilich (ertheli) mater, corporeality; ?also, element [quots.: a1393 & c1400]; (b) prime…

48. mēr(e adj.(2)

Additional spellings: mere
7 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) Of a voice: pure, clear; (b) of truth: absolute; of malice: sheer; (c) law of one's enterprise: sole, individual.

49. mẹ̄ven v.

465 quotations in 14 senses
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(a) To move (sb. or sth.), shift; remove (sth.), dislodge; move (sth.) about, shake, disturb; stir (a liquid); apply (sth.); also fig.; meven hat ne hod, remove hat nor hood, uncover the head; meven

50. mōciǒun n.

69 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) The process of moving from place to place; an instance of the act of moving; movement of heavenly bodies, waters, bodily humors, etc.; ?ability to move [2nd quot.]; (b) agitation, violent motion…

51. nōte n.(3)

94 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) A song, melody; also, tune, the setting of a song; kinges note [see king 1b. (h)]; (b) music; vocal or instrumental music, singing or playing; (c) the song of a bird, bird song; the characteristic…

52. obligāciǒun n.

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(a) A binding pledge; commitment to fulfill a promise or meet the conditions of an agreement; also, something which restrains or confines someone [quot.: c1475]; maken obligacioun, to make a verbal or…

53. obligā̆tōrī(e adj.

Additional spellings: obligatorie
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(a) Putting oneself under obligation to someone; lettre obligatori, a letter or document expressing one's obligation, promise, pledge, etc.; (b) law binding someone to the payment of a sum of money…

54. permitten v.

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(a) To allow (sth. to be done); (b) permitten unto, to commend (sth.) to (a religious house); (c) law?to resign (hereditary rights to land).

55. persō̆nā̆l(e adj.

Additional spellings: personale
23 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) Pertaining to a person as an individual, individual, private; (b) of actions: performed by the individual himself; (c) with reference to the 'persons' of the Trinity.

56. persǒun(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: persoune
202 quotations in 6 senses
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(a) An individual, a person; -- also with reference to Christ; coll. persons, people; (b) a persoun, per person; persoun or persounes, no persoun ne persounes; a persoun of eighte-tene, eighteen…

57. pit n.

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(a) A natural or man-made depression in the ground, hole, pit, ditch; cave; also fig.; also, an open excavation from which some mineral product is obtained or in which some industrial process is…

58. possessiǒun n.

91 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) Ownership, possession; the fact of holding, occupying, or owning; having; bok of the possessioun, a written record of a purchase; haven possessioun, to have ownership or occupancy; taken

59. possessōrīe adj.

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Law Of or relating to a question of possession.

60. 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…

61. prē̆jūdice n.

48 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) A preconceived opinion, bias; withouten prejudice, without bias, impartially; (b) an expressed disfavor toward someone; disparagement, detraction; (c) despite, contempt; in prejudice of, in…

62. prē̆sence n.

90 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) The fact or state of being present; the fact of being together with someone or something; manere of presence, condition, present state; (b) with possessive pron. or of-phrase denoting the person…

63. prē̆senten v.

124 quotations in 7 senses
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(a) To introduce (sb. or sth.) formally or ceremonially; present (a soul to God); also, induct (sb.) into office; presenten biforen (to), present (sb.) to (sb.); also refl. present oneself; (b) to…

64. prē̆ssen v.

201 quotations in 8 senses
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(a) To press against (sth.); exert pressure, push, shove; -- with implied subject [quot.: c1430(c1386)]; (b) pressen on, to rest on (sth.); (c) to press (sth.) down; depress (the tongue); pressen to

65. prōcẹ̄den v.

139 quotations in 6 senses
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(a) To go, go on, move in a certain direction; continue in an action or process; follow (a way of life); proceden forth, go on, go ahead; (b) be hit proceded, let (the incision, ligature, ?procedure)…

66. prō̆ces n.

190 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) A sequence, succession, right order; progression; (b) bi (in) proces, in order, in turn; (c) a sequence of events, course of action, activity; an action, event; proceden bi proces, to continue on…

67. prohibiciǒun n.

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(a) An order forbidding or prohibiting certain actions; a forbidding; also, the condemnation of a practice [quot.: ?a1475]; (b) the action of restraining blood from a wound; also, the action of…

68. prōtecciǒun n.

61 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) Protection, shelter, defense; keeping, guardianship; (b) the protection or maintenance which a lord or a patron provides a servant or retainer; patronage, sponsorship; -- also pl.; (c) law putten

69. prō̆testāciǒun n.

31 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) Avowal, declaration; an avowal, allegation; maken (a, this) protestacioun, to avow, declare, acknowledge; (b) a condition, reservation; under protestacioun, upon the condition, with the…

70. prō̆testen v.

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(a) To declare, vow, acknowledge; (b) to vow (to do sth.); (c) law p. ppl. protest, declared to be in arrears or default, called.

71. prō̆vocāciǒun n.

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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…

72. prō̆vō̆ken v.

58 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) To seek forgiveness of (God), supplicate; ppl. provoking, seeking or eliciting forgiveness; (b) law to appeal (a case to a higher authority).

73. pūr(e adj.

Additional spellings: pure
158 quotations in 6 senses
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(a) Unadulterated, unmixed with anything, uncontaminated; pur of, cleansed of (dirt); (b) of metals: unalloyed, refined; of fur: all of one color; of wine: clear; also, undiluted; of medicines…

74. 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)…

75. quā̆dripartīte adj.

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(a) Of an object: divided into four parts; (b) law of an indented document: written in four identical versions; (c) as noun: the Tetrabiblos of Ptolemy; also, a work dealing with four major sciences…

76. reciten v.

13 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) To relate events, describe; say (sth.), state, recount; -- sometimes with clause; ppl. recited, mentioned; (b) law to state (sth.) in a legal proceeding; -- sometimes with clause; (c) to offer up…

77. redempciǒun n.

48 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) Theol. Salvation, redemption; maken redempcioun, to effect redemption (of sb.); (b) moral reformation; (c) liberation from captivity or hell; also fig.; (d) deliverance from captivity or restraint…

78. rējecten v.

7 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) Law To annul (a judgment, an ordinance), overturn; (b) to eject (sb. from a council); set aside (sb.); debar (a son) from inheritance; ppl. rejecte as adj.: dismissed, cast out.

79. 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…

80. repellen v.

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(a) To repel (sb. or sth.), repulse; resist (fate); drive away (evil, a vice); also, quench (thirst); repellen of, drive off (darkness); (b) to refuse (a request); reject (an argument); reject…

81. replicāciǒun n.

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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…

82. 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…

83. reverten v.

28 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) To return, turn back or around; return to a former state; reverten ayen, return (to sb., Christ); (b) to cause (sb.) to return (to Christ, a former state); return (a soul to its body); (c) to…

84. sāven v.

335 quotations in 12 senses
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(a) To afford or bring about safety; also, bring victory [1st quot.]; (b) to deliver (sb., a city, people, etc.) from some danger; rescue (sb. or sth.), bring to safety; -- also refl.; recover (a…

85. sē̆quē̆l(e n.

Additional spellings: sequele
13 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) Coll. & pl. Offspring, issue, descendants; heirs; ?also, followers [last quot.]; also, law the issue of villeins viewed as a property right; (b) a consequence; a corollary; also, something that…

86. sē̆questren v.

22 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) To remove (sth.); also, quarantine (sb.), isolate; sequestren to, put (sth.) aside for the use of (sb.); (b) sequestren from, to keep (sth.) apart from (sb.); distinguish (sth.) from (sth.)…

87. serven v.(1)

614 quotations in 21 senses
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(a) To be of service, be employed, work; labor (to do sth.); have a responsibility (to do sth.); serven at the barre, practice law; serven for, serve in order to get (sth., a wife); also, work (to do…

88. simple adj.

217 quotations in 12 senses
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(a) Blameless, innocent; upright; guileless, artless; (b) of the eyes:?innocent, not sinful; ?sound, healthy; -- used fig.

89. 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…

90. streinen v.(2)

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(a) To cut (sth.) off; -- also without obj.; (b) to confine (sb.); (c) in glossaries, glossing L distringere; (d) ppl. streined as adj., of a sword: drawn.

91. submissiǒun n.

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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…

92. submitten v.

58 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) To become submissive, abase oneself; yield, surrender; -- usu. refl.; also, allow (sth.) to sink to a low state [1st quot.]; (b) to yield control of (sb. or sth. to sb. or sth.); make (sb. or…

93. sufficient adj.

113 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) Adequate for a purpose, enough, sufficient; of adequate number, size, strength, etc. for a certain purpose; also, appropriate [quots. 1st & ?c1425]; (b) sufficient to, adequate for (sb. or sth.)…

94. 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

95. tenden v.(2)

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(a) To spread, stretch, extend; also, promote attenuation [2nd quot.]; tenden of, increase in degree, intensify; (b) to direct oneself (somewhere), proceed; to depart [quot. Sidrak] ; fig. incline…

96. tenǒur n.

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(a) The main point, focus, etc. of a document; the intent of a law or legal agreement; also, the tone of a letter [quot. c1400(?a1300)]; also in fig. contexts; (b) law the true and essential meaning…

97. transacciọ̄̆n n.

3 quotations in 1 sense
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Law Settlement of differences by mutual consent, compromise; also, a negotiated agreement.

98. 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…

99. translāciǒun n.

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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…

100. traversen v.

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(a) To penetrate (a military unit); run (sth. or sb.) through; also, cross or travel over (a path, a region, the sea, etc.); (b) ppl. traversed, decorated with crossed or transverse stripes; arranged…