Arguments a posteriori, are drawn from effect, consequences or facts; in opposition to reasoning a priori, or from causes previously known. ... read more
ABAD'DON, n. [Heb. Ch. Syr. Sam. to be lost, or destroyed, to perish.]
1. The destroyer, or angel of the bottomless pit. Rev. ix.
2. The bottomless pit. ... read more
ABA'SEMENT, n. The act of humbling or bringing low; also a state of depression, degradation, or humiliation. ... read more
AB'DICATE, v.t. [L. abdica; ab and dico, to dedicate, to bestow, but the literal primary sense of dico is to send or thrust.]
1. In a general sense, to relinquish, renounce, or abandon.
2. To abandon an office or trust, without a formal resignation t ... read more
ABE'LIANS, ABELO'NIANS or A'BELITES, in Church history, a sect in Africa which arose in the reign of Areadius; they married, but lived in continence after the manner, as they pretended, of Abel, and attempted to maintain the sect by adopting the childr ... read more
ABHOR', v.t. [L abhorreo, of ab and horreo, to set up bristles, shiver or shake; to look terrible.]
1. To hate extremely, or with contempt; to lothe, detest or abominate.
2. To despise or neglect. Ps. xxii. 24. Amos vi. 8.
3. To cast off or reject. ... read more
ABI'DE, v. i. pert. and part. abode.
abada, to be, or exist, to continue; W. bod, to be; to dwell, rest, continue, stand firm, or be stationary for anytime indefinitely. Class Bd. No 7.]
1. To rest, or dwell. Gen. xxix 19.
2. To tarry or stay for ... read more
ABOL'ISH, v.t. [L. abolco; from ab and oleo, olesco, to grow.]
1. To make void; to annul; to abrogate; applied chiefly and appropriately to established laws, contracts, rites, customs and institutions - as to abolish laws by a repeal, actual or virtua ... read more
ABOM'INABLE, a. [See Abominate.]
1. Very hateful; detestable; lothesome.
2. This word is applicable to whatever is odious to the mind or offensive to the senses.
3. Unclean. Levit. vli. ... read more
1. Agreement; concord; reconciliation, after enmity or controversy. Rom. 5.
Between the Duke of Glo'ster and your brothers.
2. Expiation; satisfaction or reparation made by giving an equivalent for an injury, or by doing or suffering ... read more