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TO ADJOURN. v. a. [adjourner, Fr.] He adjudged him unworthy of his friendship, 1. To put off to another day, naming the purposing sharply to revenge the wrong he had time : a term used in juridical proceed


Knolles. ings, as of parliaments, or courts of TO ADJU'DICATE.v. a. (adjudico, Lat.) justice.

To adjudge ; to give something conThe queen being absent, 'tis a needful fitness, troverted to one of the litigants, by a That we adjourn this court to further day. Shak. sentence or decision.

By the king's authority alone, and by his writs, ADJUDICA’TION.n. s. [adjudicatio, Lat.] they are assembled, and by him alone are they

The act of judging, or of granting prorogued and dissolved; but each house may

something to a litigant by a judicial adjourn itself.

Bacon. 2. To put off; to defer; to let stay to a

sentence. future time.

To A'DJUGATE, v. a. [adjugo, Lat.] To Then, Jupiter, thou king of gods,

yoke to; to join to another by a yoke. Why hast thou thus adjourn'd

Dict. The graces for his merits due,

A'DJUMENT. n. 's. [adjumentum, Lat. Being all to dolours turn'd. Shakspeare, Crown high the goblets with a' cheerful. A'DJUNCT. n. s. [adjunctum, Lat.]

Help ; support.

Dicti draught : Enjoy the present hour, adjourn the future 1. Something adherent or united to an. thought.

Dryden. other, though not essentially part of it, The formation of animals being foreign to my Learning is but an adjunct to ourself, purpose, I shall adjourn the consideration of it to And where we are,our learning likewise is. Sbak. another occasion.

Woodward. But I make haste to consider you as abstracted ADJO'UR N MENT. 1. s.{adjournement, Fr.} from a court, which (if you will give me leave 1. An assignment of a day, or a putting

to use a term of logick) is only an adjunct, not a off till another day.

propriety, of happiness.


The talent of discretion, in its several adjuncis Adjournment in eyre, an appointment of a day,

and circumstances, is no where so serviceable as when the justices in eyre mean to sit again.

to the clergy.

Swift. 2. Delay ; procrastination ; dismission to

2. A person joined to another. This, sense a future time.

rarely occurs. We will and we will not, and then we will not

He made him the associate of his heir-appaagain, and we will. At this rate we run our rent, together with the lord Cottington (as an lives out in adjournments from time to time, out adjunct of singular experience and trust) in foof a fantastical levity that holds us off and on,

reign travels, and in a business of love. Wotton. betwixt hawk and buzzard. L'Estrange.. A'D'INCT, adj. United with ; immediA'DIPOUS. adj. [adiposus, Lat.] Fat. Dict. ately consequent. A'dit. n. s. (aditus, Lat.) A passage for So well, that what you bid me undertake,

the conveyance of water under ground; Though that my death were adjunct to my act, a passage under ground in general : a. I'd do 't.

Sbakspeare. term among the miners,

ADJU'NCTION. n. s. [adjunctio, Lat.) For conveying away the water, they stand in 1. The act of adjoining or coupling to. aid of sundry devices; as, adits, pumps, and gether. wheels, driven by a stream, and interchangeably

2. The thing joined. filling and emptying two buckets. Carew,

The delfs would be so hown with waters (it ADJU'NCTIVE. 1. so [ adjunctivus,. Lat.] being impossible to make any adits or soughs to 1. He that joins. drain them) that no gins or machines could suf 2. That which is joined.' fice to lay and keep them dry.

Ray. ADJURATION. n. s. [adjuratio, Lat.] ADITION. n. s. (from adeo, aditum, Lat.] 1. The act of adjuring, or proposing an The act of going to another. Dict. oath to another. To Adju'dGE. v. a. [adjudico, Lat.] 2. The form of oath proposed to another. 1. To give the thing controverted to one When these learned men saw sickness and

of the parties by a judicial sentence : frenzy cured, the eerd raised, the oracles put to with the particle to before the person.

silence, the dæmons and evil spirits forced to The way of disputing in the schools is by in

confess themselves - no gods, by persons, who sisting on one topical argument; by the success only made use of prayer and adjurations in the of which, victory is adjudged to the opponent, or

name of their crucified Saviour; how could they defendant.


doubt of their Saviour's power on the like ocThe great com titors for Rome,

Addison. Cæsar and Pompey, on Pharsalian plains, TO ADJU'RE. v. a. (adjuro, Lat.] To Where stern Bellona, with one final stroke,

impose an oath upon another, prescribe Adjudgʻd the empire of this globe to one. Pbilips.

ing the form in which he shall swear. 2. To sentence, or condemn to a punish

Thou know'st, the magistrates ment: with to before the thing.

And princes of my country came in person,
But though thou art adjudged to the death;
Yet I will favour thee in what I can. Sbaksp.

Solicited, commanded, threaten'd, urg'd, 3. Simply, to judge ; to decree ; to deter

Adjur'd by all the bonds of civil duty

And of religion, press'd how just it was, minc.

How honourable



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Ye lamps of heaven! he said, and lifted high more than their part. It lieth in two cases : His hands now free, thou venerable sky!

one is termed admeasurement of dower, where Ye sacred altars ! from whose flames I'Aed, the widow of the deceased holdeth from the heir, Be all of you adjured.

Dryden. or his guardian, more in the name of her dower, TO ADJU'ST v. a. (adjuster, Fr.]

than belongeth to her. The other is admeasure 1. To regulate ; to put in order; to settle

ment of pasture, which lieth between those that

have common of pasture appendant to their free in the right form.

hold, or common by vicinage, in case any one of Your lordship removes all our difficulties, and

them, or more, do surcharge the common with supplies all our wants, faster than the most vi.

more cattle than they ought.

Cowell. sionary projector can adjust his schemes. Swift.

In some counties they are not much acquaint2. To reduce to the true state or standard; ed with admeasurement by acre; and thereby the to make accurate.

writs contain twice or thrice so many acres more The names of mixed niodes, for the most part, than the land hath.

Bacon want standards in nature, whereby men may ADMENSURA'TION, 1. s. (ad and menrectify and adjust their signification; therefore

sura, Lat.] The act, or practice, of meathey are very various and doubtful. Locke.

suring out to each his part. 3. To make conformable. It requires the

ADMI'NICLE, n. s. [adminiculum, Lat.] particle to before the thing to which the conformity is made.

Help ; support ; furtherance. Dict. As to the accomplishment of this remarkable

ADMINI'CULAR. adj. [from adminiculum, prophecy, whoever reads the account given by

Lat.] That gives help.

Dict. Josephus, without knowing his character, and TO ADMI'NISTER. v. a. [administre, compares it with what our Saviour foretold, Lat.] would think the historian had been a christian, 1. To give; to afford; to supply. and that he had nothing else in view, but to ad

Let zephyrs bland just the event to the prediction. Addison,

Administer their tepid genial airs; ADJU'STMENT, n. s. [adjustement, Fr.] Nought fear he from the west, whose gentle 1. Regulation; the act of putting in warmth method ; settlement.

Discloses well the earth's all-teeming womb. The farther and clearer adjustment of this af

Philips fair, I am constrained to adjourn to the larger

2. To act as the minister or agent in any treatise.

Woodward. employment or office : generally, but 2. The state of being put in method, or not always, with some hint of suborregulated.

dination ; as, to administer the governa It is a vulgar idea we have of a watch or clock,

ment. when we conceive of it as an instrument made to shew the hour: but it is a learned idea which

For forms of government let fools contest, the watch-maker has of it, who knows all the

Whate'er is best administer'd, is best. Pope. several parts of it, together with the various con 3. To administer justice ; to distribute nections and adjusiments of each part. Watts.

right. A'DJUTANT. n. s. A petty officer, whose 4. To administer the sacraments, to dis.

dutyisto assist the major, by distributing the pay, and overseeing the punishment Have not they the old popish custom of admi. of the common men.

nistering the blessed sacrament of the holy encharist with wafer-cakes?

Hooker. TO ADJU'TE. v. a. [adiuvo, adjutum, Lat.) To help; to concur. Not in 5. To administer an oath; to propose or

require an oath authoritatively; to For there be

tender an oath. Six bachelors as bold as he,

Swear by the duty that you owe to heav'n, Adjuting to his company;

To keep the oath that we administer. Shak. And each one hath his livery. B. Forson. 6. To administer physic; to give physic ADJU'TOR. n. s. (adjutor, Lat.] A helper. as it is wanted.

Dict. I was carried on men's shoulders, administer ADJU'TORY. adj. [adjutorius, Lat.] That ing physic and phlebotomy. Wafer's Voyage. does help.

Dict. 7. To administer to; to contribute ; to ADJU'TRIX, n. s. (Lat.] She who helps. bring supplies.


I must not omit, that there is a fountain rising

in the upper part of my garden, which forms a A'DJUVANT. adj. [adjuvans, Lat.] Help little wandertog rill, and administers to the pleaful; useful.

Dict. sure as well as the plenty of the place. Spect. TO A'DJUVATE V. a. [adjuvo, Lat.] 8. To perform the office of an administraTo help; to further; to put forward. tor, in law. See ADMINISTRATOR.

Diet. Neal's order was never performed, because the ADME'ASUREMENT. n.

s. [See MEA executors durst not administer, Arb, andd Pepee SURE.] The adjustment of proportions; TO ADMINISTRATE. v. a.

(administro, the act or practice of measuring accord

Lat.] To exhibit ; to give as physick. ing to rule.

Not in use. Admeasurement is a writ, which lieth for the

They have the same effects in medicine, wher hringing of chose to a mediocrity, that usurp

inwardly administrated to animal bodies. Weeds

pense them.



ADMINISTRA'TION. n. s. (administratio, of power to excite wonder: always Lat.]

taken in a good sense, and applied 1. Theact of administering or conducting either to persons or things.

any employment; as, the conducting The more power he hath to hurt, the more the public affairs ; dispensing the laws.

admirable is his praise, that he will not hurt. I then did use the person of your father;

Sidney. The image of his power lay then in me:

God was with them in all their afflictions, and And in th' administration of his law,

at length, by working their admirable deliverance, While I was busy for the commonwealth,

did testify that they served him not in vain.

Hooker. Your highness pleased to forget my place. Shak. In the short time of his administration, he shone

What admirable things occur in the remains so powerfully upon me, that, like the heat of a of several other philosophers! Short, ! confess, Russian summer, he ripened the fruits of poetry

of the rules of christianity, but generally above in a cold climate.


the lives of christians. Soutb's Sermons. 2. The act or executive part of govern

You can at most

To an indiff'rent lover's praise pretend : ment. It may pass for a maxim in state, that the ad

But you would spoil an admirable friend. Dryd.

A'DMIRABLENESS. 1. s. (from admirable. ministration cannot be placed in too few hands, nor the legislature in too many. Swift.

The quality of being admirable; the 3. Collectively, those to whom the care power of raising wonder.

of public affairs is committed ; as, the A'DMIRABLY. adv. [from admirable.) So administration has been opposed in par

as to raise wonder; in an admirable liament. 4. Distribution ; exhibition ; dispensation.

The theatre is the most spacious of any I ever There is in sacraments to be observed their saw, and so admirably well contrived, that, from force, and their form of administration. Hooker.

the very depth of the stage, the lowest sound By the universal administration of grace, begun

may be heard distinctly to the farthest part of by our blessed Saviour, enlarged by his apostles,

the audience, as in a whispering place; and yet carried on by their immediate successors, and to

raise your voice as high as you please, there is be completed by the rest to the world's end; all

nothing like an echo to cause the least confusion.

Addison types that darkened this faith are enlightened.

Sprat's Sermons. A’DMIRAL n. s. [amiral, Fr. of uncerADMINISTRATIVE, adj. [trom admini tain etymology.) strate.] That does administer ; that by 1. An cfficer or magistrate that has the which any one administers.

government of the king's navy, and the ADMINISTRATOR. n. s. [administrator, hearing and determining all causes, as Lat.)

well civil as criminal, belonging to the 1. He that has the goods of a man dying

Cowell. intestate committed to his charge by 2. The chief commander of a fleet. the ordinary, and is accountable for He also, in battle at sea, overthrew Rodericus the same, whenever it shall please the

Rotundus, admiral of Spain, in which fight the

admiral, with his son, were both slain, and seven ordinary to call upon him thereunto.

of his gallies taken.

Knolles Cowell.

Make the sea shine with gallantry, and all He was wonderfully diligent to enquire and The English youth flock to their admiral.. observe what became of the king of Arragon, in

Waller. holding the kingdom of Castille, and whether he

3. The ship which carries the admiral or did hold it in his own right, or as administrator to his daughter.

Bacon's Henry VII.

commander of the feet. 2. He that officiates in divine rites.

The admiral galley, wherein the emperor him

self was, by great mischance, struck upon a I feel my conscience bound to remember the


Knolles. death of Christ, with some society of christians A'DMIRALSHIP. n. s. (from admiral.] The or other, since it is a most plain command; whether the person, who distributes these elements, office or power of an admiral. be only an occasional or a settled administrator. A'DMIRALTY. n. s. (amiraulté, Fr.) The


power, or officers, appointed for the 3. He that conducts the government. administration of naval affairs.

The residence of the prince, or chief admi- ADMIRATION. n. s. (admiratio, Lat.) nistrator of the civil power.

Swift. ADMINISTRATORSHIP. N. s. (from ad

1. Wonder, the act of admiring or won

dering ministrator.] The office of admini

Indued with human voice, and human sense, Reasoning to admiration.

Milton. ADMINISTRATRIX. n. s. [Lat.] She who The passions always move, and therefore con

administers in consequence of a will. sequently please; for, without motion, there can ADMIRABI'LITY. 7.s. (admirabilis, Lat.]

be no delight, which cannot be considered but as The quality or state of being admirable.

an active passion. When we view those elevated Dict.

ideas of nature, the result of that view is adta

ziration, which is always the cause of pleasure. ADMIRABLE, adj. admirabilis, Lat]

Dryden, To be admired ; worthy of admiration; There is a pleasure in admiration, and this is




that which properly causeth admiration, when we discover a great deal in an object which we understand to be excellent; and yet we see, we know not how much more, beyond that, which our understandings cannot fully reach and comprehend.

Tillotson. 9. It is taken sometimes in a bad sense, though generally in a good.

Your boldness I with admiration see;
What hope had you to gain a queen like me?
Because a hero forc'd me once away,

Am I thought fit to be a second prey ? Dryden. TO ADMIRE. v. a. (admiro, Lat. ad

mirer, Fr.] 1. To regard with wonder; generally in a good sense.

'Tis here that knowledge wonders, and there is an admiration that is not the daughter of ignorance. This indeed stupidly gazeth at the unwonted effect; but the philosophic passion truly admires and adores the supreme efficient.

Glanville. 2. It is sometimes used, in more familiar

speech, for to regard with love. 3. It is used, but rarely, in an ill senise.

You have displac'd the mirth, broke the good

meeting, With most admir'd disorder. Sbakspeare. TO ADMI'RE. N. v. To wonder ; some

times with the particle at..

The eye is already so perfect, that I believe - the season of a man would easily have rested

here, and admir'd at his own contrivance. Ray. ADMI'R ER. N. s. [from admire.] 1. The person that wonders, or regards with admiration.

Neither Virgil nor Horace'would have gained so great reputation, had they not been the friends and admirers of each other.

Addison. Who'most to shun' or hate mankind pretend, : Seek an admirer, or would fix a friend. Pope. 2. In common speech, a lover, ADMI'R INGLY.ado.[from admire.] With

admiration ; in the manner of an admirer.

The king very lately spoke of him admiringly and mournfully.

Sbakspeare. We may yet further admiringly poserve, that men usually give freeliest where they have not given before.

Boyle. ADMI'SSIBLE. adj. [admitio, admissum, Lat.] That may be admitted.

Suppose that this supposition were admissible, yet this would not any way be inconsistent with the eternity of the divine nature and essence.

Hale. ADMI'SSION. n. s. (admissio, Lat.] 2. The act or practice of admitting.

There was also enacted that charitable law, for the admission of poor suitors without fee; whereby poor men became rather able to vex, than unable to sue. Bacon's Henry VII.

By means of our solitary situation, and our rare admission of strangers, we know most part of the habitable world, and are ourselves unknown.

Bacon's New Atalantis. 2. The state of being admitted. 3

My father saw you ill designs pursue; And my admission show'd his fear of you. Dryd. * God did then exercise man's bopes with the

expectations of a better paradise, or a more in timate admission to himself, Soutb's Sermons,

Our king descends from Jove: And hither are we come, by his command,

To crave admission in your happy land. Dryden. 3. Admittance; the power of entering, or being admitted.

All springs have some degree of heat, none ever freezing, no not in the longest and severest frosts; especially those, where there is such a site and disposition of the strata as gives

free and easy admission to this heat. Woodward's Nat. Hist. 4. [In the ecclesiastical law.] It is, when

the patron presents a clerk to a church that is vacant, and the bishop, upon examination, admits and allows of such clerk to be fitly qualified, by saying,

Admitto te habilem.i Ayliffe's Parergon. 5. The allowance of an argument; the

grant of a position not fully proved. TO ADMIT. v.a. (admitto, Lat.] I. To suffer to enter ; to grant entrance.

Mirth admit me of thy crew. Milton.

Does not one table Bavius still admit? Pope. 2. To suffer to enter upon an office : in

which sense the phrase of admission into ' a college, &c. is used.

The treasurer found it no hard matter so far to terrify him, that, for the king's service, as was pretended, he admitted, for a six-clerk, a

person recommended by him., Clarendon. 3. To allow an argument or position.

Suppose no weapon can thy valour's pride Subdue, that by no force thou may'st be won,

Admit no steel can hurt or wound thy side,, And be it heav'n hath thee such favour done.

Fairfax. This argument is like to have the less effect on me, seeing I cannot easily admit the inference.

Locke. 4. To allow, or grant, in general : sonie

times with the particle of:

If you once admit of a latitude, that thoughts may be exalted, and images raised above the life, that leads you insensibly from your own principles to mine.

Dryden, ADMI'TTABLE, adj. [from admit.] That may be admitted.

Because they have not a bladder like those we observe in others, they have no gall at all, is a paralogism not admittable, a fallacy that needs not the sun to scatter it.

Broton. The clerk, who is presented, ought to prove to the bishop, that he is a deacon, and that he has orders; otherwise, the bishop is not bound to admit him: for, as the law then stood, a deacon was admittable.

· Ayliffe's Parergono ADMI'TTANCE. n. s. [from admit.] 1. The act of admitting; allowance or permission to enter.

It cannot enter any man's conceit to think it lawful, that every man which listech should take upon him charge in the church; and therefore a solemn admittance is of such necessity, that, without it, there can be no church-polity,

Hocker. As to the admittance of the weighty elastic parts of the air into the blood, through the coats of the vessels, it seems contrary to experiments upon dead bodies. Arbutbnpt on Aliments

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3. The power or right of entering.

The person that admonishes, or puts What

another in mind of his faults or duty. If I do line one of their hands ?--'tis gold

Horace was a mild admonisber; a court satirist, Which buys admittance.

Sbakspeare. fit for the gentle times of Augustus. Dryden. Surely a daily expectation at the gate, is the AD MO'NISHMENT. n. s. [from admonish.). readiest way to gain admittance into the house.

South's Sermons.

Admonition; the notice by which one There's news from Bertran ; he desires

is put in mind of faults or duties : a Admittance to the king, and cries aloud,

word not often used. This day shall end our fears. Dryden. But yet be wary in thy studious care.

There are some ideas which have admittance -Thy grave admonisbments prevail with me. only through one sense, which is peculiarly

Sbakspeare adapted to receive them.


To th' infinitely Good we owe 3. Custom, or prerogative, of being ad Immortal thanks, and his admonishment

mitted to great persons : a sense now Receive, with solemn purpose to observe out of use.

Immutably his sovereign will, the end Sir John, you are a gentleman of excellent Of what we are.

Milton. breeding, of great admittance, authentick in your ADMONITION. n. is. [admonitio, Lat.] place and person, generally allowed for your The hint of a fault or duty; counsel; many warlike, courtlike, and learned preparations.


gentle reproof, 4. Concession of a position.

They must give our teachers leave, for the

saving of souls, to intermingle sornetimes with Nor could the Pythagoreans give easy admit other more necessary things, admonition contance thereto; for, holding that separate souls cerning these not unnecessary.

Hooker. successively supplied other bodies, they could From this admonition they took only occasion hardly allow the raising of souls from other

to redouble their fault, and to sleep again ; so worlds.

Brown's Vulgar Errours. that, upon a second and third admonition, they TO ADMI'x. v. a. (admisceo, Lat.) To had nothing to plead for their unseasonable mingle with something else.


South's Sermons, ADMIXTION. n. s. [from admix.] The ADMONITIONER. n. s. (from admonition.]

union of one body with another, by A liberal dispenser of admonition ; a mingling them.

general adviser. A ludicrous term. All metals may be calcined by strong waters, Albeit the admonitioners did seem at first to or by admixtion of salt, sulphur, and mercury. like no prescript form of prayer at all, but

Bacon. thought it the best that their minister should The elements are no where pure in these always be left at liberty to pray as his own dislower regions; and if there is any free from the cretion did serve, their defender, and his associddmixtion of another, sure it is above the concave ates, have sithence proposed to the world a form of the moon. Glanville. as themselves did like.

Hosker. There is no way to make a strong and vigor- ADMO'NITORY, adj. [admonitorius, Lat.) Ous powder of sali-petre, without the admixtion That does admonish. of sulphur.

Brown's Vulgar Errours. The sentence of reason is either mandatory, ADMI'XTURE, n. s. (from admix.] The shewing what must be done; or else permissive,

body mingled with another; perhaps declaring only what may be done; or, thirdly, sometimes the act of mingling.

admonitory, opening what is the most convenient Whatever acrimony, or amaritude, at any

for us to do.

Hooker. time redounds in it, must be derived from the TO ADMO'VE. v. a. (admoveo, Lat.] To admixture of another sharp bitter substance. bring one thing to another. Not in use.

Harvey. If, under the powder of loadstone or iron, we A mass which to the eye appears to be no admove the north-pole of the loadstone, the thing but mere simple earth, shall, to the smell powders, or small divisions, will erect and conor taste, discover a plentiful admixture of sulphur, form themselves thereto. Brown's Vulgar Er. alum, or some other mineral. Woodw.Nat. Hist. ADMURMURA'TION. n. š. (admurmuro, T. ADMONISH. v. a. (admoneo, Lat.] Lat.] The act of murmuring, or whisTo warn of a fault ; to reprove gently ; pering to another.

Dict. to counsel against wrong practices; to ADO. n. s. [from the verb to do, with a put in mind of a fault or a duty: with

before it, as the French affaire, froin d the particle of; or against, which is and faire.] more rare ; or the infinitive mood of a

1. Trouble ; difficulty. verb.

He took Clitophon prisoner, whom, with One of his cardinals, who better knew the

much ado, he keepech alive; the Helots being intrigues of affairs, admonished him against that villainously cruel.

Sidney: unskilful piece of ingenuity. Decay of Piety. They moved, and in the end persuaded, with He of their wicked ways

much ado, the people to bind themselves by soStall them admonish, and before them set lemn oath.

Hooker. The paths of righteousness.


He kept the borders and marches of the pale But when he was admonisbed by his subject to with much ado; he held many parliaments, descend, he came down, gently circling in the air, wherein sundry laws were made. Sir 7. Davies. and singing, to the ground.

Dryden. Wich much ado, he partly kept awake; ADMO'NISHER, K. s. (from admonish.] Not sufi ring all his eyes repose to take. Dryd.

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