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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. amend(e)ment n.

Additional spellings: amendement
53 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) Correction or rectification (of a bad situation, a fault, an error, etc.); bringen in amendment, set to rights; stonden upon amendment, be subject to correction; on amendment, ?on pain of a fine…

3. amē̆nde(s n.

Additional spellings: amendes
36 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) Reparation, retribution, amends (as for an offense or crime, or for harm done); don, maken, paien amende, make amends, compensate; -- often with of phrase; (b) reparation demanded by, or owing to…

4. an(n)unciāciǒun n.

Additional spellings: annunciacioun
16 quotations in 2 senses
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Theol. (a) The announcement of the incarnation of Christ, made by the angel Gabriel to the Virgin; (b) the church festival commemorating that event (March 25); (the feste of) the anunciacioun of our

5. 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…

6. assīse n.

166 quotations in 12 senses
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(a) A session of a court charged with the deliberation and disposition of civil actions (esp. actions concerning land tenure and imprisonment); the deliberations of such a court (the gathering of…

7. bidel n.

39 quotations in 3 senses
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One who makes announcements or carries messages and performs other services on the authority of a lord, court, guild, etc.; herald, town crier, summoner; bidel hod, a beadle's hood; bidel land (a…

8. blasfemīe n.

23 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) Uttered insult or irreverence to God, blasphemy (against God or anything holy; also, against heathen gods); a kind or example of blasphemy; (b) theol. any action, belief, or utterance offering…

9. braunch n.

64 quotations in 6 senses
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A branch or twig of a tree, vine, or other plant; a frond of a palm; also fig.; braunch of pes, the olive branch brought by the dove to Noah; braunch gaderer, one who prunes or gathers branches.

10. chaier(e n.

Additional spellings: chaiere
64 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) A comfortable seat, such as a chair, armchair, couch, or lounge; long chaier; (b) a sedan chair or litter; (c) chaier of esement, a stool for relieving oneself; (d) chaier boue, ?the frame of a…

11. commū̆naltẹ̄ n.

61 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) The people of a country, county, city, etc.; a people, nation; a commonwealth, community; (b) theol. communion; communalte of .. seintes.

12. confūsiǒun n.

53 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) Destruction, ruin; death; bringen to confusioun; (b) a source or cause of ruin; (c) theol. perdition, damnation.

13. consistōrie n.

37 quotations in 4 senses
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Eccl. (a) The court of a diocese for adjudication under canon law, bishop's court; also, a session of such a court; consistorie session; (b) the senate of cardinals, the consistory.

14. 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

15. dampnāciǒun n.

38 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) Judicial condemnation; sentencing, conviction; also, death sentence; hous of dampnacioun, ?a law court or tribunal; (b) doom, ruin, injury.

16. desperāciǒun n.

18 quotations in 2 senses
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Loss or lack of hope or confidence; despair, desperation, despondency.

17. 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…

18. dispensaciǒun n.

28 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) Power to dispose of wealth; (b) eccl. stewardship; (c) physiol. function.

19. 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.

20. impassibilitẹ̄ n.

4 quotations in 1 sense
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Theol. The attribute or endowment of being exempt from death, sickness, pain, etc.

21. incarnāciǒun n.

39 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) Theol. The Christian doctrine that God became man, Christ's incarnation; cristes incarnacioun, incarnacioun of the lord, etc.; taken incarnacioun of, to assume human form from (the Blessed…

22. lettre n.

313 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) An alphabetic character, a letter; initial, capital letter; also, in sg. and pl.: writing, script; style of handwriting, hand; ?also, in pl.: words; blak lettre, letters written in black, black…

23. mariāǧe n.

102 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) The action of marrying; marriage; maken mariage, to enter into marriage, be married; prepare or arrange for marriage; (b) the state or condition of being married; matrimony; wedlock; (c) alliaunce

24. mark(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: marke
222 quotations in 12 senses
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(a) The boundary or limit of a field, mountain, forest, etc.; a border between countries or regions; the shore or bank of a sea or river; mark wei [OE mearc-weg], a road that serves as a boundary…

25. 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…

26. mediāciǒun n.

46 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) Mediation, negotiation; also, intermediation [quot.: a1475(?a1430)]; bi (thurgh, with)..mediacioun, with (someone's) help, through the good offices (of sb.); (b) means; bi mediacioun (and mene,

27. 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

28. mercī n.(1)

420 quotations in 11 senses
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(a) Pardon for a sin or an injury, forgiveness, mercy; (b) asken (bidden, bisechen, craven, crien, sechen) merci, crien for merci, to beg for pardon, forgiveness, or clemency; with ind. obj.: bidden

29. merī̆t(e n.

Additional spellings: merite
99 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) A condition of a person's character or conduct that deserves either reward or punishment; merites, deserts; ben of god merites (wikked merit), to be worthy (unworthy); (b) due reward or…

30. mistērī(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: misterie
49 quotations in 3 senses
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Theol. Hidden symbolism, doctrine, or spiritual significance in matters of religion; mystical truth; misteri of the feith, misteri of god; misteri of holi chirche, etc.

31. mō̆rā̆litẹ̄ n.

27 quotations in 2 senses
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Moral or virtuous conduct and thought; pl. moral dispositions and qualities.

32. perdiciǒun n.

55 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) Destruction of property, a person, nation, etc., ruin; defeat in battle; dai of perdicioun, time of final destruction; (b) great harm; death; (c) the loss of part of the body; perdicioun of

33. prē̆destināciǒun n.

14 quotations in 1 sense
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Theol. (a) The foreordaining of souls to salvation, election; also personified; (b) foreordination to either good or evil destiny; ?also, divine foreknowledge.

34. prēsumpciǒun n.

68 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) Arrogance, overconfidence, presumption; impertinence, forwardness; -- also personified; presumpcioun of, overconfidence in (oneself) [quot.: Treat.Hope]; arrogance about (sth.) [quot.: PPl.C]; (b)…

35. prōcessiǒun n.

67 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) A religious procession; also, the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem; also fig.; (b) a funeral procession; (c) a secular procession, parade; joie and processioun, celebration, festivity; (d)…

36. Pū̆blicā̆n n.(2)

1 quotation in 1 sense
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Theol.?A member of the heretical Paulician sect.

37. purgā̆tōrī(e n.

Additional spellings: purgatorie
72 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) Theol. A place or condition of temporal punishment for the spiritual cleansing after death of souls destined for heaven, purgatory; (b) chirche sleping in purgatori, soules in purgatori, the…

38. raunsǒun n.

102 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) The release of a prisoner of war by payment; also, fig. with payment in blood; bien raunsoun [see bien v. 1a.(a)]; maken raunsoun, to effect (one's) ransom; also fig.; proferen to raunsoun, offer…

39. 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…

40. 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…

41. renovāciǒun n.

4 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) Theol. Spiritual rebirth, regeneration; (b) rebuilding, reconstruction.

42. repā̆st(e n.

Additional spellings: repaste
20 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) A meal; a feast; also fig.; (b) food; nourishment; also fig.; (c) theol. Christ om the Eucharist.

43. sacrā̆ment n.

143 quotations in 5 senses
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Eccl. & theol.: (a) A sacrament of the Church, a visible sign imparting grace; sacrament of holi chirche, holi chirche sacramentes; lak of sacramentes, failure to receive the sacraments; sacramentes

44. sacrifīce n.

81 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…

45. savāciǒun n.

100 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) Protection or preservation from some present or threatened danger, trouble, calamity, etc.; deliverance from destruction; defense; (b) a state of safety, security; personal safety; savacioun of

46. sāveǒur n.

57 quotations in 5 senses
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One who saves or rescues from peril, a deliverer; also, that which delivers someone from difficulties.

47. seraphī̆n n.

19 quotations in 1 sense
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Theol. (a) An angel of the first order (ranking above cherub) in the hierarchy of nine orders; the name of this first order; also, the name of the second highest order of angels [quot.: c1390]; (b) a…

48. significāciǒun n.

61 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) A symbol; in significacioun, as a symbol, symbolizing; (b) symbolic meaning; also, interpretation [quots.: Lydg.Pilgr.]; (c) symbolization, representation; a gret significacioun, an important…

49. signifure n.

3 quotations in 1 sense
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Theol. Prefiguring, foreshadowing; in signifure, as a foreshadowing.

50. spīce n.(2)

80 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) A type or kind of person, flavor, etc.; (b) the human species; mannes spice, mankind; (c) a species of plant; a genus of animals, fish, trees, etc.; (d) med. & pathol. a type or variety of…

51. spǒusaille n.

42 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) Marriage, wedlock; also, the sacrament of matrimony; -- also pl.; spousaille lovinge, love pertaining to marriage, marital love; knotte (lok) of spousaille, the marriage bond; oute of spousaille

52. spǒus(e n.

Additional spellings: spouse
88 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) A wife, married woman; a bride; also fig.; -- sometimes used as a term of address; spous female (womman), she (womman) spous; haven (taken, etc.) to spous, to have (sb.) as wife; also fig. [quot…

53. subǧet n.

124 quotations in 6 senses
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(a) One who is obedient to another or to the wishes of another; a servant; a lover; also fig.; also, something which may be put to the service of man; (b) one who is absolutely under the control of or…

54. substaunce n.

215 quotations in 8 senses
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(a) A type or kind of thing; a thing; also, a material thing; up substaunce, above material things, spiritual, transcendent; (b) an entity possessing physical properties; -- used of the incarnate…

55. surquidī(e n.

Additional spellings: surquidie
11 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) Arrogance, presumption, pride; (b) theol. as a branch of the deadly sin of pride: arrogance, presumption; (c) overconfidence.

56. surquidrī(e n.

Additional spellings: surquidrie
23 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) Arrogance, pride; presumptuousness; also person.; also, conceit; (b) theol. as a branch of the deadly sin of pride: presumption, arrogance, self-importance; (c) intellectual presumption; (d)…

57. trinitẹ̄ n.

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

58. ūnitẹ̄ n.

91 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) Insusceptibility to differentiation, indivisibility, lack of diversity; also, purity, freedom from adulteration (b) theol. the essential unity among the persons of the Trinity; the oneness or…

59. vertū n.

468 quotations in 20 senses
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Physical strength, power; force, energy; also, vigor; also, stamina; vertu of bering (child-beringe), the strength to give birth.

60. wīn(e n.(2)

Additional spellings: wine
141 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…