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1. advocacīe, advō̆cātie n.

Additional spellings: advocatie
5 quotations in 1 sense
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Law (a) the activity of a professional pleader in courts of law, advocacy; (b) the advocacy performed by a prosecutor, a charge or accusation; (c) theol. intercession or advocacy on behalf of a sinner…

2. 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).

3. 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…

4. answēre n.

59 quotations in 5 senses
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A reply to an inquiry or request; maken answere, yeven answere (ayain), to reply, give an explanation; quethen to answere, say in reply; final answere, definite answer or decision.

5. answēren, -ien v.

Additional spellings: answerien
119 quotations in 10 senses
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(a) Intransitive To give a reply; answeren ayain, reply; answeren and sain (quethen); (b) transitive with the reply as direct object: to reply (sth.); -- with obj. or obj. clause; (c) intransitive

6. bọ̄k n.(1)

229 quotations in 10 senses
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(a) Any collection of sheets or leaves, bound or unbound, making up a volume of writings; a book as a material object; (b) bok bindere, one who binds books; bok haspe, a clasp for the covers of a…

7. borwehōd, -hēd n.

Additional spellings: borwehed
4 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) Law The giving of surety, suretyship; (b) theol. the act of redeeming, redemption.

8. cǒvenaunt n.

102 quotations in 8 senses
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An agreement between parties binding them to certain provisions; a compact (as of betrothal or marriage), a pact (as of peace); maken (a) covenaunt; binden to covenaunt; holden covenaunt, kepen

9. dampnen v.

95 quotations in 5 senses
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To pass adverse judgment upon (sth., sb.); condemn or repudiate (a doctrine); object to or condemn (a practice); ban (a book); blame, censure or criticize (sb.).

10. dampning ger.

7 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) Law Judicial condemnation, sentencing; a sentence; (b) theol. damnation; a curse.

11. dēd adj. as n.

41 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) A dead man, a corpse; pl. dead men, corpses, the dead; dedes office, funeral service; (b) a ghost; (c) one who has died; the ded, the deceased; dedes wille, will or desire expressed by someone who…

12. dẹ̄men v.

258 quotations in 17 senses
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(a) Law To pass judgment on (sb. or sth.); judge, adjudicate; (b) to render judgment, judge; -- with prep. phr.; (c) demen dom, to pass judgment, render a verdict, impose a sentence; also, sit in…

13. dette n.

92 quotations in 8 senses
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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…

14. 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.

15. frẹ̄ adj.

342 quotations in 12 senses
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(a) Of a person: free in rank or condition, having the social status of a noble or a freeman, not a slave or serf; holding one's land in free tenure (i.e., a more or less permanent tenure depending…

16. 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…

17. membre n.

188 quotations in 6 senses
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(a) A sex organ; sg. penis; also, foreskin [quot.: c1425]; also, vagina, vulva; pl. male or female genitalia; also, testicles; (b) manli (privi, secret, shamefast, shameful, sinful) membres; membre of

18. nimen v.

562 quotations in 19 senses
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(a) To take (sth.), pick up (sth.); draw (a weapon), take up, take out; grab (sth.), grasp, seize; pick (a fruit); also fig.; also, use (sth.); (b) to take away (sth.); bear (sth.), carry off; take…

19. 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…

20. 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…

21. 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…

22. 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.

23. 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.)…

24. 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…

25. yēven v.

1371 quotations in 35 senses
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(a) To give alms, gifts, etc., give something voluntarily, make a gift; give generously (to sb.); give alms, gifts, etc. (to sb.) in response to a request; also, in partitive construction: yeven of