A dictionary of the English language. To which are added, a synopsis of words differently pronounced and Walker's Key to the classical pronunciation of Greek, Latin and Scripture proper names. Revised and enlarged, by C.A. Goodrich

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Page 260 - That which is due from one person to another, whether money, goods or services; that which one person is bound to pay to another or to perform for his benefit ; that of which payment is liable to be exacted ; due; obligation; liability.
Page iii - Walker's Key to the Classical Pronunciation of Greek, Latin, and Scripture Proper Names.
Page iv - But it is obviously impossible for any one mind to embrace with accuracy all the various departments of knowledge which are now brought within the compass of a dictionary. Hence arise most of the errors and inconsistencies which abound in works of this kind.
Page 157 - The qualities impressed by nature or habit on a person, which distinguish him from other persons. These constitute his real character; while the qualities he is supposed to possess constitute his estimated character or reputation.
Page 223 - COPYHOLD, a tenure of estate by copy of court roll ; or a tenure for which the tenant has nothing to show except the rolls made by the steward of the lord's court.
Page 216 - TEXT, n. [L. context**.] 1'he general series or composition of a discourse ; more particularly, the parts of a discourse which precede or follow the sentence quoted j the passages of Scripture which are near the text, either before it or after it. CON-TEXT', a.
Page 270 - De-gen-er-a'tion (L. degenerare, to grow worse; to deteriorate). A change in the structure of any organ which makes it less fit to perform its duty or function. Deg-lu-ti'tion (L. deglutire, to swallow down). The act, or process, of swallowing. De-lir'i-um. A state in which the ideas of a person are wild, irregular, and unconnected. Den'tine (L. dens, dentis, a tooth). The hard substance which forms most of a tooth ; ivory. De-o-do-ri'zer. An agent which corrects any foul or unwholesome odor. Di'a-phragm...
Page 77 - ... to define baptism, as enjoined in the Bible, by immerse or sprinkle, would be to exclude every other form of administration. As Mr. Smith seems quite fond of Dr. Webster's definitions, we will quote one or two more: " Baptism, the application of water to a person, as a sacrament or religious ceremony, by which he is initiated into the Christian church" He adds; This is usually performed by sprinkling or immersion.
Page 6 - ABSTRACTS. An abstract is a summary, or epitome, containing the substance, a general view, or the principal heads of a treatise or writing. The taking of abstracts from sermons, speeches, essays, &c. is an exercise which the student will find exceedingly useful in the cultivation of habits of attention, as well as of analysis. In writing abstracts, it is not necessary to endeavor to recall the exact language of the original, the purpose...
Page 234 - A mutual consent or agreement of two or more persons, to do or to forbear some act or thing ; a contract ; stipulation.

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