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Deal thy bread to the hungry, and bring the True logick is not that noisy thing that dels poor that are cast out to thy house. Isaiab. all in dispute, to which the former ages had de One with a broken cruncheon deals his blows. based it.

Wast' Lant Dryden. 7. To Deal with. To treat in any reziHis lifted arms around his head he throws, And deals in whistling air his empty blows. Dry.

ner; to use well or ill. The business of mankind, in this life, being

Neither can the Irish, nor yet the Engah rather to act than to know, their portion of

lords, think themselves wronged, sur lardo knowledge is dealt them accordingly.

dealt witb, to have that which is none of their

Addison. How Sprin prepares her banners to unfold,

own given to them.

Speziei: Irene And Rome deals out her blessings and her gold.

Who then shall guide
Tickel.

His people? who defend? Will they nos e Had the great men of antiquity been possessed

Worse aoith his followers, than siib him ?

dealt? of the art of printing, they would have made an

If a man would have his conscience and advantage of it, in dealing out their lectures to the publick.

Addison.

clearly with him, he must deal severciy that.

South's ST If you deal out great quantities of strong liquor to the mob, there will be many drunk.

God did not only exercise this providenza Watts.

wards his own people, but he dealt these

with other nations." 2. To scatter; to throw about.

But I will deal the more civilly with his Keep me from the vengeance of thy darts, Which Niobe's devoted issue felt,

poems, because nothing ill is to be spoken &

dead. When hissing through the skies the feather's You wrote to me with the freedom of atriz, deaths were dealt.

Dryden. dealing plainly with me in the matter of 3. To give gradually, or one after an- own trifies.

Pus other.

Reflect on the merits of the cause, as seda The nightly mallet deals resounding blows. of the men, who have been thus dealt se

Gay.

their country. 4. To distribute the cards.

8. TO DEAL with. To contend with. To DEAL. v. n.

If she hated me, I should know what it

to deal witb. 1. To traffick ; to transact business ; to trade.

Gentlemen were commanded to remain out It is generally better to deal by speech than by

country, to govern the people, easy to be

with whilst they stand in fear. Hayzen letter; and by a man himself, than by the medi

Then you upbraid me; I am pleas'd to see ation of a third.

Bacon.

You 're not so perfect, but can fail Gike me: This is to drive a wholesale trade, when all

I have no God to deal witb.

Dipert other petty merchants deal but for parcels.

TO DEALBATE. V.
Decay of Piety.

a. [dealbs, Li. They buy and sell, they deal and traffick.

To whiten; to bleach.

South. DE ALBA'TION, n. s. [dealbatio, LatiWith the fond maids in palmistry he deals, The act of bleaching or wbitening: They tell the secret which he first reveals. Prior.

rendering things white which were på 2. To act between two persons; to inter- so before : a word in little use. vene.

All seed is white in viviparous animak, . Sometimes he that deals between man and

such as have preparing vessels, wherein in man raiseth his own credit with both, by pre- ceives a manifold dealbation. tending greater interest than he hath in either.

Bacon.
DE'ALER. 1. s.

n. s. (from To deal.] 3. To behave well or ill in any transac

1. One that has to do with any thing tion.

I find it common with these small seleri I doubt not, if he will deal clearly and impar

wit and learning, to give themselves a title :

their first adventure. tially, but that he will acknowledge all this to be true.

Tillotson.

2. A trader or trafficker. 4. To act in any manner.

Where fraud is permitted and connived Two deep enemies,

honest dealer is always undone, and the gets the advantage.

Gallie's Ins Foes to my rest, and my sweet sleep's disturbers, Are they that I would have thee deal upon.

3. A person who deals the cards.

Sbakspeare. DE'ALING. n. s. (from To deal.)
S. To Deál by. To treat well or ill. I. Practice ; action.
This seems a vitious use.

Concerning the dealings of men who Such an one deals not fairly by his own mind, nister government, and into whom the EA nor conducts his own understanding aright. tion of that law belongeth, they have the

Locke.

who sitteth in heaven. 6. To Deal in. To have to do with;

What these are, to be engaged in ; to practise.

Whose own hard dealings teach them to see
The thoughts of others.

Sluts Suiters are so distasted with delays and abuses,

But this was neither one pope's fault, es that plain-dealing, in denying to deal in suits at

prince's destiny: he must write a story first, is grown not only honourable, but also

Bacon.

empire, that means to tell of all the best gracious.

in this kind. The Scripture forbids even the countenancing

2. Intercourse. a pocr man in his cause; which is a popular way of preventing justice, that some men have It were to be wished, that men vi dealt in, though without that success which they

mote the happiness of one another, it is proposed to themselves.

Atterbury.

private dealings among those who de em

their influence. Among authors, none draw upon themselves more displeasure than hose who deal in political 3. Measure of treatment; mode is stic

Addison. one treats another.

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Dryden.

God's gracious dealings with men are the aids Whom thou in terms so bloody, and so dear, and auxiliaries necessary to us in the pursuit of Hast made chine enemies? Twelftb Nigbe. piety.

Hammond.

Let us return, 4. Traffick ; business.

And strain what other means is left unto us The doctor must needs die rich; he had great

In our dear peril.

Timon. dealings in his way for many years. Swift.

Some dear cause DEAMBULA'TION. n. š. (deambulatio,

Will in concealment wrap me up a-while :

When I am known aright, you shall not grieve Latin.] The act of walking abroad.

Lending me this acquaintance.

King Lear. De A'M BULATORY. adj. [deambulo, Lat ] Would I had met my dearest foe in heav'n, Relating to the practice of walking Or ever I had seen that day!

Humlet. abroad.

Thy other banish'd son, with his dear sight DEAN. n. so [decanus, Latin ; doyen, Fr.

Struck pale and bloodless. Titus Andron. From the Greek word dixet; in Ěnglish, Dear. n. s. A word of endearment ; ten; because he was anciently set over darling.

That kiss ten canons or prebendaries at least in

I carried from thee, dear; and my true lip some cathedral church. Ayliffe.] The

Hath virgin'd it e'er since. Sbakspeare. second dignitary of a diocese.

Go, dear; each minute does new danger bring. As there are two foundations of cathedral churches in England, the old and the new (the

See, my dear, new are those which Henry vill. upon sup- How lavish nature has adorn'd the year. Dry. pression of abbeys transformed from abbot or DE'ARBOUGHT. adj. [dear and bought.] prior and convent, to dean and chapter), so there

Purchased at a high price. are two means of creating these deans; for thos

O fleeting joys of the old foundation are brought to their dig

Of Paradise ! dearbouglt with lasting woe. Milt. nity much like bishops, the king first sending

Such dearbought blessings happen ev'ry day, out his congé d'elire to the chapter, the chapter

Because we know not for what things to pray. then chusing, and the bishop confirming them,

Dryden. and giving his mandate to instal them. Those

Forget not what my ransom cost, of the new foundation are, by a shorter course, installed by virtue of the king's letters patent, DE'ARLING. n. s. (now written darling.]

Nor let my dearbought soul be lost. Roscommon. without either election or confirmation. This word is also applied to divers, that are

Favourite. chief of certain peculiar churches or chapels; as

They do feed on nectar, heavenly-wise, the dean of the king's chapel, the dean of the With Hercules and Hebe, and the rest Arches, the dean of St. George's chapel at Wind- Of Venus' dearlings, through her bounty blest. sor, and the dean of Bocking in Essex, Cowell.

Spenser. The dean and canons, or prebends, of cathe- DE'ARLY. adv. (from dear.] dral churches, were of great use in the church; 1. With great fondness. they were not only to be of counsel with the

For the unquestionable virtues of her person bishop for his revenue, but chiefly for govern- and mind, he loved her dearly.

Wotton. ment in causes ecclesiastical. Use your best

2. At a high price. means to prefer such to those places who are fit for that purpose.

Bacon.

It is rarely bought, and then also bought dearly enough with such a fine.

Bacon. DE'ANERY: n. s. [from dean.]

Turnus shall dearly pay for faith forsworn; 1. The office of a dean.

And corps, and swords, and shields, on Tyber He could no longer keep the deanery of the

born.

Üryden. chapel-royal.

Clarendon. My father dotes: and let him still dote on; 2. The revenue of a dean.

He buys his mistress dearly with his throne. Put both deans in one; or, if that's too much

Dryden. trouble,

To DEARN. v. a. [Dyrnan, Sax. to hide.) Instead of the deans make the deanery double. To mend clothes. See DARN.

Swift. DE'ARNESS. n. s. [from dear.] 3. The house of a dean.

I. Fondness; kindness; love. Take her by the hand, away with her to the

My brother holds you well, and in dearness of deenery, and dispatch it quickly. Sbakspeera

heart hath hoped to effect your ensuing marDE'ANSHIP.ris. [from dean.] The of. riage.

Sbakspeare. fice and rank of a dean.

The whole sepate dedicated an altar to Friends DEAR. adj. [deor, Saxon.]

ship, as to a goddess, in respect of the great 1. Beloved ; favourite ; darling.

dearness of friendship between them two. Ducom. Your brother Glo'ster hates you.

He who hates his neigubour mortaily, and -Oh! no: he loves me, and he holds me dear.

wisely too, must profess all the dearness of Sbakspeare.

friendship, with readiness to serve him. Soush. The dear, dear name she bathes in towing 2. Scarcity; high price.

Landlords prohibit tenants from plowing, Hangs o'er the tomb.

Addison. which is seen in the dearness of corn. Swift And the last joy was dearer than the rest. DE'ARNLY. odv. [d20.ri, Sax.] Se

Pope.

cretly ; privately; unseen. Obsolete. 2. Valuable ; of a high price; costly.

At last, as chanc'd them by a forest side What made directors cheat, the South-sea

To pass, for succour from the scorching ray, year?

They heard a rueful voice, that dearnly cried To feed on ven’son when it sold so dear. Pope. With piercing shrieks.

Spenser. 3. Scarce ; not plentiful: as, a dear gear. DEARTH. n. s. (from dear.] 4. It seems to be sometimes used in Shak

1. Scarcity which makes food dear. speare for deer; sad; hateful ; grievous. In times of dearth, it drained much coin out What foolish boldness brought thee to their of the kingdom, to furnish us with corn from mercies, foreign parts.

Bacon,

tears;

There have been terrible years deartbs of Oft, as in airy wings they skim che herth, corn, and every place is strewed with beggars; The clam'rous lapaings feel the leaden deatá but dearths are common in better climates, and

our evils here lie much deeper. Swift. 10. (In theology.) Damnation ; etertal 2. Wint; need ; famine.

torments. Pity the deartb that I have pined ia,

We pray that God will keep us from all so By longing for that food so long a time, Sbaks. and wickedness, from our ghostly enemy, and

Of every tree that in the garden grows, from everlasting death. Cbareb Catebis. Eat freely with glad heart; fear here no dearth. De'ATHBED. n. s. (death and bed.] The 3. Barrenness ; sterility.

bed to which a man is confined by The French have brought on themselves that

mortal sickness. dearth of plor, and narrowness of imagination, Sweet soul, take heed, take heed of perjury; which may be observed in all their plays. Dryd.

Thou art on thy death-bid. Shadra T. DEARTI'CULATE. v. a. [de and arti

Thy death-bed is no lesser than the lad

Wherein thou liest in reputation sick. Shaky. culus, Latin.) To disjoint; to dismem

These are such things as a man skall uzet ber.

Dict. ber with joy upon his death-bed; sacs as it

chear and warm his heart, even in that last and DEATH. n. s. [deap, Saxon.]

bitter agony.

South'. Sirge. 1. The extinction of life; the departure Then round our deaib-bed ev'ry friend soul of the soul from the body.

run, He is the mediator of the New Testament; And joy is of our conquest early won. Droid that by means of death, for the redemption of A death-bed figure is certainly the most has the transgressions, they which are called might bling sight in the world.

C. receive the promise of eternal inheritance.

A death-bed repentance ought not indeed

Hebremus. be neglected, because it is the last thing ture They say there is divinity in odd numbers,

can do.

Here: ... either in nativity or death. Sbakspari. Fame can never make us le down cobrar. Death, a necessary end,

edly on a death-bed. Will come, when it will come. Shakspeare. De'ATHFUL. adj. [death and full.] Ful

He must his acts reveal,
From the first moment of his vital breath,

of slaughter; destructive ; murdero's. To his last hour of unrepenting death. Dryd.

Your cruelty was such, as you would see

his life for many deatiful torments. Siart. 2. Mortality; destruction.

Time itself, under the disthfiz shade of here How did you dare

wings all things wither, hath wasted that brely To trade and trashck with Macbeth

virtue of nature in man, and beasts, and plants. In riddles and affairs of death? Sbakspeare. 3. The state of the dead.

Blood, death, and deathful deeds, are is that In swinish sleep

noise; Their drenched natures lie, as in a death. Shak. Ruin, destruction, at the utmost point. Misse. 4. The manner of dying;

These eyes behold Thou shalt die the deaths of them that are

The deathful scene; princes on princes roll'd. slain in the midst of the seas.

Ezekiel.

De'Athless. adj. (from death.] Imaior5. The image of mortality represented

tal; neverdying; everlasting. by a skeleton.

God hath only immortality, thugb angels and í had rather be married to a death's head, with

human souls be diuibless,

Bpk. a bone in his mouth, than to either of these.

Their temples wreath'd with leares, thats

Sbakspeare. If I gaze now, 't is but to see

For deathless laurel is the victor's due. Dry What manner of douto's head 't will be,

Faith and hope themselves shall die,
When it is free

While deathless charity remains.

Pன். . From that fresh upper skin, The gazer's joy, and sin.

Suckling

DE'ATHLIKE. adj. (death and like.] Re6. Murder; the act of destroying life un

sembling death; still ; gloomy ; molawfully.

tionless; placid; calm; peaceful ; 10As in manifesting the sweet influence of his disturbed ; resembling either the bormercy, on the severe stroke of his justice; so in rours or the quietness of death,

this, not to suffer a man of death to live. Bucon. Why dost thou let thy hrave soul lie supues 7. Cause of death.

In deathlike siumlers, while thy danz.is car

Crabes. They cried out, and said, O thou man of God, A waking eye and hand? there is death in the pot!

2 Kings.

A deallito sleep He caught his deain the last county-sessions,

A gentle wafting to immortal lite ! where he would go to see justice done to a poor

On seas, on earth, and all that in them ce widow woman.

Addison, A deathlike quiet and deep silence fell. 17. 8. Destroyer.

Black Melancholy sits, and round har tross All the endeavours Achilles used to meet with

A deatblike siler.ce, and a dread repose. Hector, and be the death of him, is the intrigue DEATH'S-DOOR. (death and door.) A BET which comprehends the battle of the last day. approach to death; the gates of death,

Broune's View of Epic Poetry. Facze do. It is now a low phrase 9. [In poetry. 7 The instrument of death. I myself knew a person of great sar.cttn, wie Draibs invisible come wing'd with fire;

was afflicted to death's-deer with a roming. They hear a dreadful noise, and straight expire.

Taylor's Haribo Corsa

Dryden. There was a poor young woman, ha Sounded at once the bow, and swiftly flies

brought herself even to deiio's-35gr wat graaf The feacher'd death, and hisses thro' the skies. for her sick husband.

L'

సావప్రాణాలు Dryden. DE'ATHSALAN, %. s. [deats and mana]

renet;

Executioner; hangman; headsman; he terated and Jebased in the times and troubles of that executes the sentence of death. king Scephen.

Hala He's dead; I'm only sorry

Words so debas'd and hard, no stone He had no other deathsman.

Sbakspeare.

Was hard enough to touch them on, Hudibras, As deathsmen you have rid this sweet young

DE BAʼSEMENT. n.s. (from debase.] The prince.

Sbakspeare. act of debasing or degrading; degraDE'ATHWATCH. A. s. [death and wateb,] dation.

An insect that makes a tinkling noise It is a wretched debasement of that sprightly like that of a watch, and is superstiti.

faculty, the tongue, thus to be made the interously imagined to prognosticate death. preter to a goat or boar. Gov. of the Tongue. The solemn deatbevalcb click'd the hour she DEBA'str. n. s. from debase. J He that dicd.

Gay.

debases; he that adulterates; he that We learn to presage approaching death in a degrades another; he that sinks the vafamily by raveils, and little worms which we lue of things, or destroys the dignity of therefore call a deathwatch.

Watts. Misers are muckworms, silkworms beaus,

persons. And deathevatches physicians.

Pope.

DE BA'T ABLE. adj. (from debate.) Dis

putable; subject to controversy. TO DEA'URATE. v.a. [deauro, Lat.)

The French requested, that the debatable To gild or cover with gold. Dict. ground, and the Scottish hostages, might be reDE AURA'TION. n. so (from deaurate.] stored to the Scots.

Hayward The act of gilding.

DEBA'TE. n. s. [debat, French.] DEBACCHA'TION.». s. [debacchatio, Lat.)

1. A personal dispute ; a controversy:

A way that men ordinarily use, to force others A raging; a madness.

Dict.

to submit to their judgments, and receive their To DEBA'R. v. a. (from bar.] To ex- opinion in debate, is to require the adversary to clude ; to preclude; to shut out from admit what they allege as a proof, or to assign a

better. any thing ; to hinder.

Locke The same boats and the same buildings are

It is to diffuse a light over the understanding, found in countries debarred from all commerce

in our enquiries after truth, and not to furnish by unpassable mountains, lakes, and deserts. the tongue with debate and controversy. Watts,

Raleigh's Essays. 2. A quarrel; a contest: it is not now Not so strictly hath our Lord impos'd

used of hostile contest. Labour, as to debar us when we need

Now, lords, if heav'n doch give successful end Refreshment; whether food, or talk between, To this debate that bleedeth at our doors, Food of the inind.

Milton. We will our youth lead on to higher tields, Civility, intended to make us easy, is em- And draw no swords but what are sanctified. ployed in laying chains and fetters upon us, in

Shakspeare. debarring us of our wishes, and in crossing our 'Tis thine to ruin realms, o'erturn a state; most reasonable desires.

Swift. Betwixt the dearest friends to raise debate. Dry. To DEBA'R B. v.a. [from de and barba, To DE BA’TE. v.a. [debattre, French.) To

Lat.] To deprive of his beard. Dict. controvert; to dispute; to contest.
To DEB A'RK. v.a. [debarquer, French.] Debate thy cause with thy neighbour himself,
To disembark.

Dict. and discover not a secret to another. Proverbs. To DEBA'SE. v. a. (from base. ]

He could not debate any thing without some

cominotion, even when the argument was not of 1. To reduce from a higher to a lower

Clarendon. state.

To DEBA'TE. V.n. Homer intended to teach, that pleasure and

Broome. sensuality debase men into beasts.

1. To deliberate.

Your sev'ral suits As much as you raise silver, you debase gold :

Have been consider'd and debated on. for they are in the condition of two things put

Sbaksp. in opposite scales; as much as the one rises,

2. To dispute. the other fails.

Locke, He presents that great soul debating upon the 2. To make mean; to sink into mean

subject of life and death with his intimate friends.

Tatler. ness; to make despicable; to degrade. It is a kind of taking God's name in vain, to

DE BA’TEFUL. adj. [from debate.] debase religion with such frivolous disputes.

[. [Of persons.] Quarrelsome ; conten

Hooker. tious. A man of large possessions has not leisure to 2. [Of things.] Contested ; occasioning consider of every slight expence, and will not

quarrels. debase himself to the management of every trifle.

DEBA'TEMENT. n. s. [from debate.] Con

Dryden.
Restraining others, yet himself not free; troversy ; deliberatior.

Without debatement further, more or less, Made impotent by pow'r, debasid by dignity.

Dryden.

He should the bearers put to sudden death. 3. To sink ; to vitiate with meanness.

Sbakspeare. He ought to be careful of not letting his sub

DEBA'Ter. n. s. (from debate.] A dis. ject debuse his style, and betray himn into a mean- putant; a controvertist. ness of expression.

Addison. DEBA'UCH. v. a. [debaucher, Fr. Hunting after arguments to make good one

debacchari, Lat.] side of a question, and wholly to refuse those which favour the other, is so far from giving

1. To corrupt; to vitiate.

A man must have got his conscience thotruth its true value, that it wholly debases it.

roughly debauched and hardened, before he can Locke. arrive to the height of sin

South. 4. To adulterate ; to lessen in value by This it is to counsel things that are unjust; base admixtures.

first to dehauch a king to break his laws, and He reformed the in, which was much adul- then to seek protection.

Dryden.

moment.

1

King Cbaria.

ance.

2. To corrupt with lewdness.

To weaken ; to make faint; to eoier. Here do you keep a hundred knights and ble; to emasculate. squires;

In the lust of the eye, the lust of the flesh, s. Men so disorder'd, so debauch'd and boid,

the pride of life, they seened as reakty z ha That this our court, infected with their manners, as their debilitated posterity ever after. Bross Shews like a riotous inn.

Sbakspeare. The spirits being rendered languid, are a 3. To corrupt by intemperance.

pable of purifying the blood, and debuitsta No man's reason did ever dictate to him that attracting nutriment. Harony or Canse, it is reasonable for him to debauch himself by in- DEBILITA'TION. n. s. (from debilitan temperance and brutish sensuality. Tillotson. Latin.] The act of weakening. DEBA'UCH. n. s. [from the verb.]

The weakness cannot return any thing 1. A fit of intemperance.

strength, honour, or safety, to the head; da He will for some time contain himself within debilitation and ruin. the bounds of sobriety; till within a little while DEBI’LITY. n. s. (debilitas, Lat. We he recovers his former debauch, and is well again, ness; feebleness; languour; faintnes;

and then his appetite returns. Calamy. imbecility. 2. Luxury; excess; lewdness.

Methinks I am partaker of thy passioa, The first physicians by debauch were made;

And in thy case do glass mine own sebuery Excess began, and sloth sustains, the trade. Dry. DEBAUCHE'E. n. s. [from debauché, Fr.]

Aliment too vaporous or perspirable sillsado A lecher; a drunkard ; a man given to

ject it to the inconveniencies of too strong and intemperance.

spiration; which are debility, faintness, and some

times sudden death. Could we but prevail with the greatest de- DEBONATR. adj. [debonnaire, Preach.. baucbees amongst us to change their lives, we should find it no very hard matter to change

Elegant; civil; well-bred; gentk; their judgments.

South. complaisant. Obsolete. DE BA’UCHER. n. s. [from debaucho] One

Crying, Let be that lady debosait, who seduces others to intemperance or

Thou recreant knight; and soon thyself prepare

To battle, if thou mean her love to gain. Sana lewdness; a corrupter.

Zephyr met her once a-maying; DEBA'UCHERY. n. s. [from debauch.]

Fill'd her with thee, a daughter fair, The practice of excess; intemperance;

So buxom, blithe, and debenair.

The nature of the one is debonair and screste lewdness.

able, of the other

retired and supercilioa; the Oppose vices by their contrary virtues; hypocrisy by sober piety, and debaucbery by temper

one quick and sprightful, the other slor ssd saturnine.

Houel's Des For Spratt. And she, that was not only passing fáir, These magistrates, instead of lessening enor- But was withal discreet and debonair, mities, occasion just twice as much debaucbery as Resolv'd the passive doctrine to fulfil. Depois there would be without them.

Swift: DEBONAIRLY. adv. (from debazair. DEBA'UCHMENT. n. s. [from debauch.) The act of debauching or vitiating ; Debi. n. š. (debitum, Latin ; dette

, Fr.

Elegantly; with a genteel air. corruption.

1. That which one man owes to another. They told them ancient stories of the ravish

There was one that died greatly in á ment of chaste maidens, or the debauchment of nations, or the extreme poverty of learned per

Well, says one, if he be gone, then he hath * sons.

ried five hundred ducats of mine with him iste Taylor's Rule of Living Holy.

the other world. Bacok's Apophtigt 1 v. a. [debello, Lat.) The debt of ten thousand talents, which * To conquer; to

servant owed the king, was no slight orter overcome in war. Not in use. It doth notably set forth the consent of all na

To this great loss a sea of tears is due; tions and ages, in the approbation of the extir

But the whole debt not to be paid by you. Tel.

Swift, a thousand pounds in debt, pating and debellating of giants, monsters, and

Takes horse, and in a mighty fret foreign tyrants, not only as lawful, but as meri

Rides day and night. torious even of divine honour.

Bacon,
Him long of old

2. That which any one is obliged to do or Thou didst debel, and down from heaven cast suffer. With all his army.

Miltor.

Your son, my lord, has paid a soldier's iet: DEBELLA'TION, n. s. [from debellatio,

He only liv'd but till he was a man,

But like a man he died. Lat.] The act of conquering in war.

DE'BTED. part. [from deb!.T: Didi DEBE'NTURE. n. s. [debentur, Lat. from

is not found. ] Indebted; obliged to. debeo.] A writ or note, by which a debt

Which de amount to three odd ducats part is claimed.

Than I stand debted to this gentleman. Fietis You modern wits, should each man bring his De'etor. n. s. (debitor, Latin.)

claim, Have desperate debentures on your fame;

1. He that owes something to another. And little would be left you, I'm afraid,

I am a debter both to the Greeks and to the If all your debts to Greece, and Rome were

Barbarians, both to the wise and to the reja paid.

Swift.

2. One that owes money. De'bile. adj. [debilis, Latin.] Weak; feeble; languid; faint; without strength;

I'll bring your latter hazard back agais, imbecile; impotent.

And thankfully rest debter for the first tisk

If he his ample palm
I have not wash'd my nose that bled,

Should haply on ill-fated shoulder lay
Or foil'd some debile wretch, which without note

Of debtor, straight his body to the touch There's many else have done. Shakspeare.

Obsequious, as whilon knights were se To DEBI’LITATE. v. a. (debilito, Lat.) To some enchanted castle is convezt. Mujer

7. DEBELLATE.}

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