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Yelamps of heaven! he said, and lifted high His hands now free, thou venerable sky! Ye sacred altars! from whose flames I fled, Be all of you adjured. Dryden. To ADJU'ST v. a. [adjuster, Fr.] 1. To regulate; to put in order; to settle in the right form. Your lordship removes all our difficulties, and supplies all our wants, faster than the most visionary projector can adjust his schemes. Swift. 2. To reduce to the true state or standard; to make accurate. The names of mixed modes, for the most part, want standards in nature, whereby men may rectify and adjust their signification; therefore they are very various and doubtful. Locke. 3. To make conformable. It requires the particle to before the thing to which the conformity is made. As to the accomplishment of this remarkable rophecy, whoever reads the account given by Y. without knowing his character, and compares it with what our Saviour foretold, would think the historian had been a christian, and that he had nothing else in view, but to adjust the event to the prediction. Addison. ADJU's TM ENT. m. s. [adjustement, Fr.] 1. Regulation; the act of putting in method ; settlement. The farther and clearer adjustment of this af. fair, I am constrained to adjourn to the larger treatise. PWoodward. 2. The state of being put in method, or regulated. It is a vulgar idea we have of a watch or clock, when we conceive of it as an instrument made to shew the hour: but it is a learned idea which the watch-maker has of it, who knows all the several parts of it, together with the various connections and adjustments of each part. Watts. A'DJut A.N.T. n. s. A petty officer, whose dutyisto assist the major, by distributing the pay, and overseeing the punishment of the common men. To ADJU'TE. v. a. [adjuvo, adjutum, Lat.] To help ; to concur. Not in liSC. For there be Six bachelors as bold as he, Adjuting to his o And each one hath his livery, B. Jonson. AdJu’ro R. n.s.. [adjutor, Lat.] A helper. Dict. ADJU'roRY. adj. [adjutorius, Lat.] That does help. Dict. ADJU't Rix. n. 4. [Lat.] She who helps. Diet. A'Djuv A.N.T. adj. [adjuvans, Lat.] Helpful; useful. IDict. To A/DJ U v At E v. a. [adjuvo, Lat.] To help; to further; to put forward. Diet. ADME'Asur EMENT. m. s. [See Me Asu R E.] The adjustment of proportions; the act or practice of measuring according to rule. A*measurement is a writ, which lieth for the bringing of those to a mediocrity, that usurp

more than their part. It lieth in two cases: 1. one is termed admeasurement of dower, where the widow of the deceased holdeth from the heir, or his guardian, more in the name of her dower, than belongeth to her. The other is admeasurement of pasture, which lieth between those that have common of pasture appendant to their freehold, or common by vicinage, in case any one of them, or more, do surcharge the common with more cattle than they ought. Cowell. In some counties they are not much acquainted with admeasurement by acre; and i. writs contain twice or thrice so many acres more than the land hath. aco. ADM ENsuk A^+ ion. m. s. sad and mensura, Lat.] The act, or practice, of measuring out to each his part. ADM 1/Nicle. n. 4. [adminiculum, Lat.] Help ; support; furtherance. Dict. ADMIN 1'CU LAR. adj. [from adminiculum, Lat.] That gives help. Dict. To ADMI'NISTER. v. a. [administre, Lat.] l 1. To give : to afford: to su 8. Let zephyrs bland pply Administer their tepid genial airs; Nought fear he from the west, whose gentle warmth Discloses well the earth's all-teeming womb. - Philipr. 2. To act as the minister or agent in any employment or office : generally, but not always, with some hint of subordination ; as, to administer the government. For forms of government let fools contest, Whate'er is best administer'd, is best. Pope. 3. To administer justice; to distribute right. 4. To administer the sacraments, to dispense them. Have not they the old popish custom of adrinistering the blessed sacrament of the holy eucharist with wafer-cakes 2 - Hoofer. 5. To administer an oath; to propose or require an oath authoritatively; to tender an oath. Swear by the duty that you owe to heav'n, To keep the oath that we administer. Soak6. To administer physic; to give physic as it is wanted. I was carried on men's shoulders, administering physic and phlebotomy. Wafer's Poyage. 7. To administer to ; to contribute ; to bring supplies. I must not omit, that there is a fountain rising in the upper part of my garden, which forms a little wanderong rill, and administers to the pleasure as well as the plenty of the place. Perf. 8. To perform the office of an administrator, in law. See ADMIN 1st RAto R. Neal's order was never performed, because the executors durst not administer. Arb, and *eze. To ADM 1/N 1st RAt E. v. a. s.admire; or, e. Lat.] To exhibit; to give as physick. Not in use. They have the same effects in medicine, whers inwardly administrated to animal bodies. Horses

ADMINISTRA’rrow. n.s.. [administratio, Lat.] 1. The act of administering or conducting any employment; as, the conducting the public affairs ; dispensing the laws. I then did use the person of your father; The image of his power lay then in me: And o administration of his law, While I was busy for the commonwealth, Your highness pleased to forget my place. Shak. In the short time of his administration, he shone to powerfully upon me, that, like the heat of a Russian summer, he ripened the fruits of poetry in a cold climate. Dryden. 2. The act or executive part of government. It may pass for a maxim in state, that the ad*inistration cannot be placed in too few hands, nor the legislature in too many. Swift. 3. Collectively, those to whom the care of public affairs is committed; as, the administration has been opposed in parliament. 4. Distribution; exhibition; dispensation. There is in sacraments to be observed their force, and their form of administration. Hooker. By the universal administration of grace, begun by our blessed Saviour, enlarged by his apostles, tarried on by their immediate successors, and to be completed by the rest to the world's end; all types that darkened this faith are enlightened. Sprat's Sermons. ADMI's 1st Rat1 v E. adj. [from adminiitrate.] That does administer; that by which any one administers. * oxer. n. ... [administrator, at. 1. He that has the goods of a man dying intestate committed to his charge by the ordinary, and is accountable for the same, whenever it shall please the ordinary to call upon him thereunto. f Cowell. He was wonderfully diligent to enquire and observe what became of the king of Arragon, in holding the kingdom of Castille, and whether he did . it in his own right, or as administrator to his daughter. Bacon's Henry vii. * He that officiates in divine rites. I feel my conscience bound to remember the death of Christ, with some society of christians or other, since it is a most plain command; whether the person, who i. these elements, be only an occasional or a settled administrator. atts. 3. He that conducts the government. e residence of the prince, or chief admi*itrator of the civil power. Swift. Advisist RA’rorship. m. s. [from administrator.] The office of administrator. Admi's 1st RATRIX. n.s. (Lat.] She who administers in consequence of a will. AbMirabi'lity. n...[admirabilis, Lat.] The quality or state of being admirable. Dict. A'extra B le. adj. [admirabilis, Lat] To be admired; worthy of admiration;

of power to excite wonder: always taken in a good sense, and applied either to persons or things. The more power he hath to hurt, the more admirable is his praise, that he will not hurt. Sidney. God was with them in all their afflictions, and at length, by working their admirable deliverance, did testify that they served him not in vain. ooker. What admirable things occur in the remains of several other philosophers! Short, I confess, of the rules of christianity, but generally above the lives of christians. South's Sermons. You can at most To an indiff'rent lover's praise pretend : But you would spoil an admirable friend. Dryd. A’d Mi RABLE Ness. n.s.. [from admirable.] The quality of being admirable; the power of raising wonder. A’DM 1 R A B ly, ada. [from admirable.] So as to raise wonder; in an admirable manner. The theatre is the most spacious of any I ever saw, and so admirably well contrived, that, from the very depth of the stage, the lowest sound may be heard distinctly to the farthest part of the audience, as in a whispering place; and yet raise your voice as high as you please, there is nothing like an echoto cause the least confusion. Addisor.

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A’d M1R Alship. n. 3. [from admiral.] The office or power of an admiral. A/DM 1 R A LT Y. m. J. [amiraulté, Fr.] The power, or officers, appointed for the administration of naval affairs. ADM 1 RA’t 1o N. m. s. [admiratio, Lat.] 1. Wonder; the act of admiring or wondering. Indued with human voice, and human sense, Reasoning to admiration. Milton. The passions always move, and therefore consequently please; for, without motion, there can be no delight, which cannot be considered but as an active passion. When we view those elevated ideas of nature, the result of that view is admiration, which is always the cause of pleasure.

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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. Tillotion. 2. It is taken sometimes in a bad sense, though i.o. 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 2 Dryden. To ADMIRE. v. a. [admiro, Lat. admirer, 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 looe. 3. It is used, but rarely, in an ill sense. You have displac'd the mirth, broke the good mecting, - With most admir’d disorder. Shakpeare. To A DM 1/R. E. m. w. To wonder ; sometimes with the particle at . .

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the reason of a man would easily have rested here, and admir'd at his own contrivance. Ray. ADMI's ER. m. s. [from adaire.] 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. 4. In common speech, a lover. ADM 1/R IN G LY. adv.[from admire.] With admiration; in the manner of an admirer. The king very lately spoke of him admiringly and mournfully. Shakspeare. We may yet further admiringly observe, that men usually give freeliest where they have not given before. Boyle. ADMI'ss, BLE. 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'ssiox. m. f. [admissio, Lat.] 1. 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 v1.1. 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. My father saw you ill designs pursue; And my admission show'd his fear of you. Dryd. *... God did then exercise man's hopes with the


expectations of a better paradise, or a mortintimate admission to himself. Soutb's Sermot, Our king descends from Jove: c.And hither are we come, by his command, To crave admission in your happy land. Dyla. 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 thereis suchışte and disposition of the strata as gives free andess 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." Ayliffe's Parergon. 5. The allowance of an argument; to: grant of a position not fully proved. To ADMI"T. v. a. Ladmitto, Lat.] 1. To suffer to enter; to grant entrance. Mirth admit me of thy crew. Millan. Does not one table Bavius still admit? Pot. 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 sofar to terrify him, that, for the king's service, as was pretended, he admitted, for a six-clerk, a person recommended by him. Claroism. 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. Locit. 4. To allow, or grant, in general : sometimes 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 primciples to mine. ADM 1/r r A BLE. 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, a paralogism not admittable, a fallacy that need not the sun to scatter it. Arezzo The clerk, who is presented, ought to proo to the bishop, that he is a deacon, and that h has orders; otherwise, the bishop is not bour to admit him: for, as the law then stood, a de con was admittable. Ayliffe's Parergs ADM 1/r TAN ce. n.s.. [from admir.] 1. The act of admitting; allowance permission to enter. It cannot enter any man's conceit to think lawful, that every man which listeth skie take upon him charge in the church; and the fore a solemn admittance is of such necess that, without it, there can be no church-poi Joe As to the admittance of the weighty ela parts of the air into the blood, through the c of the vessels, it seems contrary to experirn upon dead bodies. drbuthnot or of Jias

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3. The power or right of entering. What If I do line one of their hands?—'tis gold Which buys admittance. S8.14 speare. Surely a daily expectation at the gate, is the readiest way to gain admittance into the house. South's Sermont. There's news from Bertran; he desires Admittance to the king, and cries aloud, This day shall end our fears. Dryden. There are some ideas which have admittance only through one sense, which is peculiarly adapted to receive them. Locke. 3. Custom, or prerogative, of being admitted to great persons: a sense now out of use. Sir John, you are a gentleman of excellent breeding, of great admittance, authentick in your place and person, generally allowed for your many warlike, courtlike, and learned preparations. Shakspeare. 4. Concession of a position. Nor could the Pythagoreans give easy admittance thereto; for, holding that separate souls successively supplied other bodies, they could hardly allow the raising of souls from other worlds. Brown's Pulgar Errours. 7 ADMI's. v. a. s.admisceo, Lat.] To mingle with something else. ADMI’xt 1o N. m. s. [from admix.] The union of one body with another, by mingling them. metals may be calcined by strong waters, or by admixtien of salt, sulphur, and mercury. Bacon. The elements are no where pure in these er regions; and if there is any free from the **ixtion of another, sure it is above the concave of the moon. Glanville. There is no way to make a strong and vigorous powder of salt-petre, without the admixtion of sulphur. Brown's Pulgar Errours. ADM 1/xture. n. . [from admix.] The body mingled with another; perhaps sometimes the act of mingling. - ever acrimony, or amaritude, at any time redounds in it, must be derived from the admixture of another sharp bitter substance. Harvey. A mass which to the eye appears to be nothing but mere oil. earth, shall, to the smell of taste, discover a plentiful admixture of sulphur, , or some other mineral. Woodw.Nat. Hist. 72 ADMO'NISH. v. a. admoneo, Lat.] To warn of a fault; to reprove gently; to counsel against wrong practices; to put in mind of a fault or a duty: with the particle of; or against, which is more rare; or the infinitive mood of a verb. . One of his cardinals, who better knew the intrigues of affairs, admonished him against that unskilful piece of ingenuity. Decay of Piety. He of their wicked ways Shall them admonish, and before them set The paths of righteousness. AMilton. But when he was admonished by his subject to dozend, he came down, gently circling in the air, and singing, to the ground. I}ryden.

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The person that admonishes, or puts another in mind of his faults or duty. Horace was a mild admonisber; a court satirist, fit for the gentle times of Augustus. Dryden. AD Mo'N Is H MENT. n.s.. [from admonish.) Admonition; the notice by which one' is put in mind of faults or duties: a word not often used. But yet be wary in thy studious care.— -Thy grave admonishments prevail with me. Shakspeare. To th’ infinitely Good we owe Immortal thanks, and his admonishment Receive, with solemn purpose to observe Immutably his sovereign will, the end Of what we are. Milton. ADMosi'Tio N. m. s. [admonitio, Lat.] The hint of a fault or duty; counsel; gentle reproof. They must give our teachers leave, for the saving of souls, to intermingle sometimes with other more necessary things, admonition concerning these not unnecessary. Hooker. From this admonition they took only occasion to redouble their fault, and to sleep again; so that, upon a second and third admonition, they had nothing to plead for their unseasonable drowsiness. South's Sermons. ADM on 1’t 1o N.E.R. n.s.. [from admonition.] A liberal dispenser of admonition ; a general adviser. A ludicrous term. Albeit the admonitioners did seem at first to like no prescript form of prayer at all, but thought it the best that their minister should always be left at liberty to pray as his own discretion did serve, their defender, and his associates, have sithence proposed to the world a form as themselves did like. Hoaker. ADMo'N I To R Y. adj. [admonitorius, Lat. J That does admonish. The sentence of reason is either mandatory, shewing what must be done; or else permissive, declaring only what may be done; or, thirdly, admonitory, opening what is the most convenient for us to do. Hooker. To Ad Mo’ve. v. a. s.admoveo, Lat.] To bring one thing to another. Not in use. If, under the powder of loadstone or iron, we admove the north-pole of the loadstone, the powders, or small divisions, will erect and conform themselves thereto. Brown's Vulgar Er. A DMU R MURA’t 1o N. m. s. [admurmuro, Lat] The act of murmuring, or whispering to another. Lict. Ado.’ m. s. [from the verb to do, with a before it, as the French affaire, from a and faire.] 1. Trouble; difficulty. He took Clitophon prisoner, whom, with much ado, he keepeth alive; the Helots being villainously cruel. Sidney. They moved, and in the end persuaded, with much ado, the people to bind themselves by solemn oath. Hooker. He kept the borders and marches of the pale with much ado; he held many parliaments, wherein sundry laws were made. Sir #. Davier. With much ado, he partly kept awake; Not suffring all his eyes repose to take. Dryd.

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ceeding childhood, and succeeded by puberty; more largely, that part of life in which the body has not reached its full perfection. He was so far from a boy, that he was a man born, and at his full stature, if we believe Josephus, who places him in the last adolescency, and makes him twenty-five years old. down. The sons must have a tedious time of childhood and adolescence, before they can either themselves assist their parents, or encourage them with new hopes of posterity. Bently. “To ADO'RT. v. a. [adopto, Lat.] 1. To take a son by choice; to make him a son, who was not go by birth. Were none of all my father's sisters left; Nay, were I of my mother's kin bereft; None by an uncle's or a grandame's side, Yet I could some adopted heir provide. Dryd. a. To place any person or thing in a nearer relation, than they have by nature, to something else. Whether adopted to some neighb'ring star, Thou roll'st above us in thy wand'ring race, Or, in procession fix'd and regular, Mov'd with the heav'ns majestic pace; Or call'd to more celestial bliss, Thou tread'st, with seraphims, the vast abyss. Dryden. We are seldom at ease from the solicitation of our natural or adopted desires; but a constant succession of uneasinesses, out of that stock, which natural wants, or acquired habits, have heaped up, take the will in i. turns. Locke. Ado'pted LY. adv. [from adopted.] After the manner of something adopted. Adoptedly, as school-maids change their names, By vain, though apt affection. Shaksp. Ado'pt ER. m. s. [from adopt.] He that gives some one by choice the rights of a Son. Ado'pa' Ion. n.s.. [adoptio, Lat.] 1. The act of adopting, or taking to one's self what is not native. 2. The state of being adopted. My bed shall be abused, my reputation gnawn at; and I shall not only receive the villanous

wrong, but stand under the adoption of abominable terms, and by him that does me the wrong.

Shakspeare. She purpos'd, When she had fitted you with her craft, to work Her son into th’ adoption of the crown. Shul. In every act of our christian worship, we are taught to call upon him under the endearing character of our Father, to remind us of our adoption, that we are made heirs of God, and joint heirs of Christ. Rogers' Sermons. Au o'rt i v E. adj. I adoptivus, Lat.] 1. That is adopted by another. lt is impossible an elective monarch should be so free and absolute as an hereditary; no more than it is possible for a father to have so full power, and interest in an adoptive son, as in a natural. Bacon. 2. That does adopt another. An adopted son cannot cite his adoptive father into court, without his leave, Ayliff. Au o'R A B L E. adj. Ladorable, Fr.] That ought be adored; worthy of divine honours. On these two, the love of God, and our neighbour, hang both the law and the prophets, says the adorable Author of christianity; and the apostle says, the end of the law is charity. heyne. ADo’R A B L E N Ess. n. 4. [from adorable.] The quality of being adorable; worthiness of divine honours. A Do'R A BLY. adv. from adorable.] In a manner worthy of adoration. Ado Ra'rio N. m. s. [adoratio, Lat 1. The external homage paid to the divinity, distinct from mental reverence. Solemn and serviceable worship we name, for distinction sake, whatsoever o to the church, or publick society, of God, by way of external adoration. Hock-r. It is possible to o that those who believe a supreme excellent Being, may yet give him no external adoration at all. Stilling Heet. 2. Homage paid to persons in high piace or esteem. O ceremony, shew me but thy worth: What is thy toll, O adoration / Art thou nought else but place, degree, and form, Creating awe and fear in other men? Wherein thou art less happy, being fear'd, Than they in fearing. What drink'st thou oft, instead of homage sweet, But poison'd flattery f Shakspeare. To ADO'RE. v. a. sadoro, Lat.] 1. To worship with external homage; to pav divine honours. The mountain nymphs and Themis they arter-, And from her oracles relief implore. Dryder. 2. It is used, popularly, to denote a high degree of reverence or regard; to reverence; to honour; to love. The People appear adoring their prince, ani their prince adoring God. ‘Fater. Make future times thy equal act adore. And be what brave Orestes was before- Pepe AD o'REMENT. m. s. from adore.] Ado ration ; worship: a word scarcely used The priests of elder times deluded their at prehensions with soothsaying, and such obliq.

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