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therein, which suspends and conditienates its To both, the medium which is most propio eruption.
Brown's Vulgar Errours. tious and conducibl., is air. CONDITIONATE. ard;. [from the verb.] Those motions of generations and corruptions, Established on certain terms or con
and of the conducibles thereunto, are wisely and ditions.
admirably ordered and contemporated by the • That which is mistaken to be particular and
rector of all things.
Hale. absolute, duly understood, is general, but condi
None of these magnetical experiments are suftionate; and belongs to none who shall not per
ficient for a perpetual motion, though those form the condition.
Wilkins' Matbematical Magick. CONDIÄTIONED. adj. (from condition.]
Our Saviour hath enjoined us a reasonable Having qualities or properties good or service : all bis laws are in themselves conducible bad.
to the temporal interest of them that observe The dearest friend to me, the kindest man,
Bentley. The best condition'd.
Sbakspeare. CONDUCIBLENESS, n. s. [from conduciTO CONDOʻLE. v. n. (condoleo, Lat.) ble.] The quality of contributing to To lament with those that are in mis
Dict. fortune ; to express concern for the mi- CONDUCIVE, adj. (from conduce.] That series of others. It has with before the may contribute ; having the power of person for whose misfortune we profess. forwarding or promoting: with to. grief. It is opposed to congratulate. An action, however conducive ta the good of
Your friends would have cause to rejoice, ra our country, will be represented as prejudicial ther than condole witb
Addison's Friebeter. I congratulate with the beasts upon this honour Those proportions of the good things of this done to their king; and must condole with us life, which are most consistent with the interests poor mortals, who are rendered incapable of of the soul, are also most conducive to our present paying our respects. Addison. felicity.
Rezers. TO CONDO'LE. v. a. To bewail with an- CONDUCIVENESS. n. s. [from conducive] other.
The quality of conducing., I come not, Samson, to condole thy chance, I mention some examples of the conduciveness As these perhaps; yet wish it had not been, of the smallness of a body's parts to its fluidity: Though for no friendly intent. Milton,
Berli. Why should our poet petition Isis for her safe CONDUCT. n. s. [conduit, Fr. can and delivery, and afterwards condole her miscarriage ?
ductus, Lat.] Dryden.
1. Management; economy. CONDO'LEMENT. n. s. [from condole.]
Young men, in the conduct and manage of Grief; sorrow ; mourning.
actions, embrace more than they can hold, stir To perserere
more than they can quiet, and fly to the end In obstinate condolement, is a course
without consideration of the means. Bater. Of impious stubbornness, unmanly grief. Sbaks.
How void of reason are our hopes and fears! CONDO'LENCE. n. s. [condolance, Fr.] What in the conduct of our life appears
The expression of grief for the sorrows So well design'd, so luckily begun, of another; the civilities and messages
But when we have our wish, we wish undone! of friends upon any loss or misfortune.
Dryden's Juorsah The reader will excuse this digression, due by
2. The act of leading troops; the duty of way of condolence to my worthy brethren.
Arbutbrot. Conduct of armies is a prince's art. Wallr. CONDO'LER. n. s. [from condole.] One 3. Convoy ; escort; guard. that joins in lamentation for the mis
Tend'ring my person's safety, hath appointed fortunes of another.
This conduct to convey me to the Tower. Sbate. CONDONATION. n. s. [condonatio, Lat.]
I was ashamed to ask the king footmen an: A pardoning; a forgiving. Dict. horsemen, and conduct for safeguard against our To CONDU'CE. v. n. [conduco, Lat.) adversaries. To promote an end ; to contribute ; to 4. The act of convoying or guarding.
Some three or four of you, serve to some purpose : followed by to. The boring of holes in that kind of wood,
Go, give him courteous conduct to this place. and then laying it abroad, seemeth to conduce to
Sbakspeare make it shine.
Bacon. 5. A warrant by which a convoy is apThe means and preparations that may conduce pointed, or safety is assured. anto the enterprize.
Bacon. 6. Exact behaviour ; regular life. Every man does love or hate things, according Though all regard for reputation is not quite as he apprehends them to conduce to this end, or
laid aside, it is so low, thai very few think vir to contradict it.
Tillotson. tue and conduct of absolute necessity for present They may conduce to farther discoveries for
Sarifi completing the theory of light. Newton. TO CONDU'CE.v. a. To conduct; to ac
To CONDU'CT. v. a. [conduire, French.)
1. To lead; to direct; to accompany, it company, in order to show the way.
order to show the way. In this sense I have only found it in the following passage.
I shall strait conduct you to a hill side, where I He was sent to conduce hither the princess
will point you out the right path.
Wotton. Henrietta Maria.
O may thy pow'r, propitious still to me,
Conduct my steps to find the fatal tree, CONDU’CIBLE. adj. [conducibilis, Latin.] In this deep forest!
Having the power of conducing; having 2. To usher; to attend in civility. a tendency to promote or forward :
Pray receive them nobly, and conduct them with to.
Into our presence.
Sba.espeare's Hexry vill.
Ascanius bids them be conducted in. Dryden. serve with sugar. It seems now cor3. To manage : as, to conduct an affair: rupted into com fit. 4. To head an army; to lead and order CO'NFECT. 1. só' [from the verb.) A troops.
sweetmeat. CONDUCTI'Tious. adj. [conductitius, Lat.) At supper eat a pippin roasted, and sweetened Hired; employed for wages.
with sugar of roses and caraway confects. The persons were neither titularies nor perpetual curates; but intirely conductitious, and CONFE'CTION. n. s. [confectio, Latin.] removeable at pleasure.
Ayliffe. 1. A preparation of fruit, or juice of fruit, CONDU'CTOR.n, s. [from conduct.]
with sugar; a sweetmeat. 1. A leader; one who shows another the Hast thou not learn'd me to preserve ? yea so, way by accompanying him.
That our great king himself doch woo me oft Shame of change, and fear of future ill;
For my confections. Sbakspeare's Cymbeline. And zeal, the blind conductor of the will. Dryd.
They have in Turky and the East certain 2. A chief; a general.
confections, which they call servets, which are Who is conductor of his people?
like to candied conserves, and are made of sugar
and lemons. Bacon's Natural History. As 't is said, che bastard son of Glo'ster, Shaks.
He saw him devour fish and flesh, swallow 3. A manager; a director.
wines and spices, confections and fruits of numIf he did not intirely project the union and berless sweets and flavours.
Addison. regency, none will deny him to have been the
2. An assemblage of different ingredients; chief conductor in both.
a composition ; a mixture. 4. An instrument to put up into the blad
Of best things then, what world shall yield der, to direct the knife in cutting for confection the stone.
There will be a new confection of mould, which CONDU'CTRESS, n. s. [from conduct.] A
perhaps will alter the seed.
Bacon. woman that directs; directress. CONFÉ'CTIONARY. n. s. [from confection.] CO'NDUIT.n. s. [conduit, French.)
One whose trade is to make swecimeats. 1. A canal of pipes for the conveyance of
Myself, waters ; an aqueduct.
Who had the world as my canfectionary, Water, in conduit pipes, can rise no higher The mouths, the tongues, the eyes, the hearts Than the well head from whence it first doth
of inen spring.
Daviesa At duty, more than I could frame employments. This face of mine is hid
Sbakspeare. 'In sap-consuming winter's drizzled snow, CONFE'CTIONER. n. s. [from confection.] And all the conduits of my blood froze up.
One whose trade is to make confections
Sbakspeare. God is the fountain of honour; and the conduit,
Nature's confertioner, the bee, by which he conveys it to the sons of men, are
Whose suckets are moist alchimy, virtuous and generous practices.
South. These organs are the nerves which are the
The still of his refining mold
Minting the garden into gold. Cleaveland. conduits to convey them from without to their audience in the brain.
Confectioners make much use of whites of eggs. Wise nature likewise, they suppose,
Boyle. Has drawn two conduits down our nose. Prior. : CONFE’DER ACY. n. so [confederation, fr. 2. The pipe or cock at which water is
fædus, Lat.) A league ; a contract by drawn.
which several persons or bodies of men I charge and command, that the conduit run engage to support each other; union; nothing but claret wine.
Sbakspeare. engagement; federal compact. CONDUPLICATION. 1. s. [conduplicatio,
What confederacy have you with the traitors ?
Sbakspeare's King Lear. Latin.] A doubling; a duplicate
Judas sent them to Rome, to make a league CONE. n. s. (xwY©. Tê xilva Racış xzxu içi, of amity and confederacy with them. 1 Macr.
Aristotle.] A solid body, of which the Virgil has a whole conf-deracy against him, 'base is a circle, and which ends in a and I must endeavour to defend him. Dryden. point.
The friendships of the world are oft CO'NEY. See CONY.
Confederacies in vice, or leagues of pleasure.
Addison TO CONFA'BULATE. v. n. [confabulo, An avaricious man in office is in confederacy
Lat.) To talk easily or carelessly to with the whole clan of his district, or dependgether; to chat; to prattle.
ance; which, in modern terins of art, is called CONFABULA’TION, n. s.. [confabulatio; T. CONFE’DERATE. v. a. [confederer,
to live and let live.
Svift. Latin.] Easy conversation ; cheerful
French.) To join in a league ; to unite; and careless talk.
to ally. CONFA'BULATORY. adj. (from confabu.
They were confederated with Charles's enemy. late.] Belonging to talk or prattle.
Knolks. CONPARREA'TION. n. s. [confarreatio, With these the Piercies them confederate,
Lat. from far, corn.] The solemniza And as three heads conjoin in one intent. Daniel. tion of marriage by eating bread toge To CONFEDERATE. v. n. To league ; to ther.
unite in a league. By the ancient laws of Romulus, the wife was By words men come to know one another's by confarreation joined to the husband.
minds; by those they covenant and confederate. Ayliffe's Parergor.
South, T. CONFECT. v. a. (confectus, Lat.] It is a confederating with him to whom the To make up into sweetmeats; to pre
sacritice is offered.
CONFE'DERATE, adj. [from the verb.)
The conferring this honour upen him would United in a league.
increase the credit he had. Clarados. For they have consulted together with one
Coronation to a king, confers no royal authoconsent: they are confederate against thee. Psal. rity upon him.
Seartb. All the swords
There is not the least intimation in scripture : In Italy, and her confederate arms,
of this privilege conferred upon the Roman
church. Could not have made this peace. Shakspeare:
Tilletsir, While the mind of man looketh upon second
Thou conferrest the benefits, and he receives causes scattered, it may sometimes rest in them,
them: the first produces love, and the last ine gratitude.
Arbutbact. and gi no farther; but when it beholdeth the chain of them confederate and linked together, it 3. To contribute ; to conduce: with to. must need fy to providence and deity. Bacon.
The closeness and compactness of the parts Oh race conf. drate into crines, that prove resting together, doth much confer to the strength Triumphant o'er th' eluded rage of Jove! Pope.
of the union.
Glasvills In a confederate war, it ought to be considered CO'NFERENCE. N. s. [conference, Fr.] which party has the deepest share in the quare 1. The act of conversing on serious subrel.
Savijt: jects; formal discourse ; oral discussion CONFE'DERATE. n. s. [fiom the verb.]
of any question. One who engages to support another ; I shall grow skilful in country matters, if I an ally.
have often conference with your servant. Sidury; Sir Edmond Courtney,and the haughty prelate, Sometime they deliver it, irhom privately zeal With many more confederates, are in arms. and piety moveth to be instructors of others by
Shakspeare's Richard III. conference; soinetime of them it is tanght, whom We still have fresh recruits in store,
the church hath called to the public, either reade If our confederates can afford us more, Dryden. ing thereof, or interpreting.
Hooker. CONFEDERATION. n. s. [confederation,
What passion hangs these weights upon my Fr.] League ; compact of mutual sup
I cannot speak to her; yet she urg'd conference. port; alliance.
Sbaispeare. The three princes enter into some strict league and confederation amongst themselves. Bacon.
2. An appointed meeting for discussing Nor can those confederations or designs be
some point by personal debate. durable, when subjects make bankrupt of their 3. Comparison ; examination of different altegiance.
things by comparison of each with other. To CONFE'R. v. n. [confero, Lat. con Our diligence must search out all helps and ferer, Fr.) To discourse with another furtherances, which scriptures, councils, lauko upon a stated subject; to ventilate any
and the mutual conference of all men's collections
Heckr. question by oral discussion ; to converse
and observations, may afford.
The conference of these two places, containing solemnly; to talk gravely together; to So excellent a piece of learning as this, expressed compare sentiments.
by so worthy a wit as Tully's was, must needs You will hear us confer of this, and by an bring on pleasure to him that maketh true ade auricular assurance have your satistaction. Sbak. count of learning. Ascban's Schonmastar.
Reading makes a full man, conference a ready CONFE'Rrer. n. š. (from confer.] man, and writing an exact man; and therefore, 1. He that converses. if a man write little, he had need have a great
2. He that bestows. memory; if he confer little, he had need have a present wit; and, if he read little, he had need T. CONFE'SS. v. a. [confesser, French; have much cunning, to seem to know that he confiteor, confessum, Latin.] doth not.
Bacon. 1. To acknowledge a crime; to own a When they had commanded them to go aside failure. out of the council, they conferred among them He doth in some sort confess it. If it be selves.
confessed, it is not redressed. Sbakspears He was thought to confer with the lord Cole Human faults with human grief confess; peper upon the subject; but had some parti 'T is thou art chang'd.
Prier. cular thoughts, upon which he then conferred with nobody:
2. It has of before the thing confessed, The christian princess in her tent confers
when it is used reciprocally. With fifty of your learn'd philosophers;
Confess thee freely of thy sin; Whom with such eloquence she does persuade,
For to deny each article with oath, That they are captives to her reasons made.
Cannot remove nor choke the strong conception Dryden's Tyr. Love
Sbakspeare's Oituk TO CONFE'R. v. a.
3. To disclose the state of the conscience 1. To compare; to examine by compa
to the priest, in order to repentance and rison with other things of the same
If our sin be only against God, yet to cerise The words in the eighth verse, conferred with
it to his minister may be of good use. the same words in the twentieth, make it wa
4. It is used with the reciprocal pronoun. nifest.
Our beautiful votary took the opportunity of If we confer these observations with others of confessing berself to this celebrated father. Aldis.' the like nature, we may find cause to rectify 5. To hear the confession of a penitent, the general opinion.
Beyle. as a priest. Pliny comferring his authors, and comparing 6. To own; to avow; to profess; not to their workšiogether, found those that went be
deny. fore transcribed by those that fillowed. Brown.
Whosoever therefore shall confess 2. To give ; to bestow: with on before
men, him will I confess also before my Father him who receives the gift.
which is in heaven; but shosoever shall den Rest to the limbs, and quiet I confer
me before men, him will I also deny before my Or troubled minds.
Wallor. "Father which is in heavva.
7. To grant ; not to dispute.
fessor lie concealed in the flourishing times of If that the king
Addison's Spectator. Have any way your good deserts forgot,
It was the assurance of a resurrection that gave Which he confesseth to be manifold,
patience to the confessor, and courage to the He bids you name your griefs. Sbakspeare.
Rogers, They may have a clear view of good, great, 2. He that hear confessions, and prescribes and confessed good, without being concerned, if rules and measures of penitence. they can make up their happiness without it.
See that Claudio
Lucka. Be executed by nine to-morrow morning : 3. To show; to prove ; to attest. !
Bring him his confessor, let him be prepar'd;
sin that lies heavy upon you, It is used in a loose and unimportant disburthen yourself of it into the bosom of your sense, by way of introduction, or as an coufessor, who
between God and you to affirmative form of speech.
pray for you.
One must be trusted; and he thought her fit, I must confess I was most pleased with a beautiful prospect, that none of them have men
As passing prudent, and a parlous wit: tioned.
Addison on Italy.
To this sagacious confessor he went,
And told her.
Dryden's Wife of Bath.
3. He who confesses his crimes. Dict. to disclose; to reveal: as, be is gone 10
CONFE'st. adj. [a poetical word for conthe priest to confess. CONFE'SSEDIY. adv. (from confessed.]
fessed.] Open; known; acknowledged s
not concealed; not disputed; apparent. Avowedly; indisputably; undeniably.
But wherefore should I seek, Labour is confessedly a great part of the curse, Since the per idious author stands confest? and therefore 110 wonder if men fly from it. This villain has traduc'd me.
CONFE'STLY. adv. (from confest.] UnGreat geniuses, like great ministers, though they are confessedly the first in the commonwealth disputably; evidently; without doubt of letters,must be envied and calumniated. Pope.
or concealment. CONFESSION. n. s. [from confess.]
They address to that principle which is con 1. The acknowledgment of a crime; the
fesily predominant in our nature. Decay of Piety. discovery of one's own guilt.
CONFICIENT. adj. [conficiens, Lat.] That Your engaging me first in this adventure of causes or procures; effective. Dict, the Moxa,
and desiring the story of it from me, CO'NFIDANT. 1. s. [con'dent, Fr.) A is like giving one the torture, and then asking person trusted with private affairs, comhis confession, which is hard usage. Temples
monly with affairs of love. 2. The act of disburdening the conscience
Martin composed his billet-doux, and into a priest.
trusted it to his confidant. Arbutbnct and Pope, You will have little opportunity to practise To CONFIDE. v. n. [confido, Lat.] To such a confession, and should therefore supply the want of it by a due performance of it to God.
trust in ; to put trust in. Wake's Preparation for Death.
He alone won't betray, in whom none will Profession; avowal.
Congreur. Who, before Pontius Pilate, witnessed a good CONFIDENCE. n. s. [confidentia, Lat.] confession?
1. Firm belief of another's integrity or If there be one amongst the fair'st of Greece, That loves his mistress more than in confession,
veracity : reliance. And dare avow her beauty and her worth
Society is built upon trust, and trust upon In other arms than hers; to him this challenge.
confidence of one another's integricy. South,
Shakspeare. 2. Trust in his own abilities or fortune ; 4. A formulary in which the articles of security: opposed to dejection or tie faith are comprised.
midity. CONFE'SSIONAL. n. s. (Fr.] The seat or
Alas, my lord,
Your wisdom is consum'd in confidence:. box in which the confessor sits to hear
Do not go forth to-day.
Shakspeare the declarations of his penitents.
His times being rather prosperous than calm, In one of the churches I saw a pulpit and had raised his confidence by success.
Васен.. confessional, very finely inlaid with lapis-lazuli.
He had an ambition and vanity, and confidence
Addison on Italy. in himself, which sometimes intoxicated and CONFESSIONARY. 1. s. [confessionaire, transported, and exposed him. Clarendon French.] The confession chair or seat,
3. Vitious boldness; false opinion of his where the priest sits to hear confessions.
own excellencies : opposed to modesty: Dict.
These fervent reprehenders of things establishCO'NFESSOR. n. s. [confesseur, French.} edby publick authority, are always confident and 1. One who makes profession of his faith bold-spirited men; but their confidence, for the
in the face of danger. He who dies for most part, riseth from too much credit given to religion, is a martyr; he who sufiers for
their own wits, for which cause they are selo dom free from errors.
Hooker. it, is a confessor. The doctrine in the thirty-tiine articles is so
4. Consciousness of innocence; honest orthodoxiy settled, as cannot be questioned with boldness; firmness of integrity. out danger to our religion, which hath been Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then sealed with the blood of so many martyrs and have we confidence towards God.
1 John. sonfessors.
Bacon's Advice to Villiers. Be mercitul unto them which have not the Was not this an excellent confessor at least, if confidence of good works.
2 Esdras. Rot a martyr, in this cause? Stilling flert. Just confidenci, and native righteousness, The patience and fortitude of a martyr or cono
Miiton's Par, Lost,
Of her confine.
tity of water as if it had been empty; thi?
5. That which gives or causes confidence, There is no plastick virtue concerned in boldness, or security.
shaping them, but the configurations of the pare
ticles whereof they consist. Woodward. CO'NFIDENT, adj. [from confide.] 2. The face of the horoscope, according 1. Assured beyond doubt.
to the aspects of the planets toward He is so sure and confident of his particular each other at any time. election, as to resolve he can never fall. Hamm.
To CONFIGURE. v. a. (from figura, Lat.] I am confident, that very much may be done towards the improvement of philosophy. Boyle.
To dispose into any form, by adaptation. 2. Positive; affirmative; dogmatical: as,
Mother earth brought forth legs, arms, and
other members of the body, scattered and disa confident talker.
tinct, at their full growth; which coming toge3. Secure of success; without fear of ther, cementing, and so configuring themselves miscarriage.
into human shape, made lusty men. Beatley, Both valiant, as men despising death ; both
CO'NFINE, n. s. [confinis, Lat. It had confident, as unwonted to be overcome. Sidney. Douglas, and the Hot-spur, both together,
formerly the accent on the last syllable.] Are confident against the world in arms. Shaks.
Common boundary ; border ; edge. Be not confident in a plain way.
Ecclus. Here in these confines slily have I lurk'd, People forget how little they know, when
To watch the waining of mine enemics. Sbak. they grow confident upon any present state of
You are old: things.
South. Nature in you stands on the very verge 4. Void of suspicion ; trusting without
confines. of the river Niger, where the He, true knight,
negroes are, are well watered. No lesser of her honour confident
'T was ebbing darkness, past the noon of night, Than I did truly find her, stakes this ring. Sbak.
And Phosphor on the confines of the light. Dry; Rome, be as just and gracious unto me,
The idea of duration equal to a revolution of As I am confident and kind to thee.
the sun, is applicable to duration where no mo
Sbaksp. tion was: as the idea of a foot, taken from bo. 5. Bold to a vice ; elated with false opi dies here, to distances beyond the confines of the nion of his own excellencies; impudent. world, where are no bodies.
Loch. CO'NFIDENT. 1. $. [from confide.] One
CO'N FINE. adj. [confinis, Lat.] Bordertrusted with secrets.
ing upon ; beginning where the other If ever it comes to this, that a man can say
ends; having one common boundary. of his confident, he would have deceived me, he
TO CONFI'NE. v. n. To border upon ; to has said enough.
Soutb. touch on other territories, or regions : You love me for no other end,
it has with or on. But to become my confident and friend;
Half lost, I seek
Full in the inidst of this created space, We shall not be ever the less likely to meet
Betwixt heav'n, earth, and skies, there stands 2 if we do not expect it too confi-'
Atterbury. 2. With firm trust.
To CONFI'NE. v. a. [confiner, Fr. confinis, The maid becomes a youth; no more delay Latin.] Your vows, but look, and confidently pay. Dryd. 1. To bound; to limit : as, he confines bis 3. Without appearance of doubt ; without suspecting any failure or deficiency; 2. To shut up; to imprison; to immure ;
subject by a rigorous definition. positively; dogmatically.
to restrain within certain limits. Many men least of all know what they them
I'll not over the threshold. selves most confidently boast.
Ben Jonson. It is strange how the ancients took up experi
_Fy, you confine yourself most unreasonably: ments upon credit, and yet did build great mat
come, you must go visit the good lady. Sbak.
I had been ters upon them: the observation of some of the best of them, delivered confidently, is, that a
As broad and gen'ral as the casing air: vessel filled with ashes will receive the like
But now I'm cabin’d, cribb'd, confin'd, bound
is utterly untrue.
3. To restrain; to tie up to. Every fool may believe, and pronounce confi
Children, permitted the freedom of both dently; but wise men will conclude firmly. Soutb.
hands, do oft times confine unto the left, and are CO'NFIDENTNESS. n. s. [from confident.]
not without great difficulty restrained from it
. Tavourable opinion of one's own pow.
Make one man's fancies, or failings, confinitega ers ; assurance.
Where honour or where conscience does not French.]
bind, 1. The form of the various parts of any
No other tie sball shackle me; thing, as they are adapted to each other.
Slave to myself I will not be; The different effects of fire and water, which
Nor shall my future actions be confir'd we call heat and cold, result from the so differ
By own present mind. ing configuration and agitation of their particles.
If the gout continue, I confine myself wholy
to the milk diet.
He is to confine himself to the compass of numbers, and the slavery of thime. Dryden
, and action of the solid parts.
Arturbnet. CONFI'NELESS. adj. [from confine.si
And 2. To ort
it. 4. To
been . 6. To