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PURE, a. [L. purus.]1. Separate from all heterogeneous or extraneous matter; clear; free from mixture; as pure water; pure clay; pure sand; pure air; pure silver of gold. Pure wine is very scare.2. Free from moral defilement; without spot; not sullied or tarnished; incorrupt; undebased by moral turpitude; holy. Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil. Hab.1. Prov.20.3. Genuine; real; true; incorrupt; unadulterated; as pure religion. James 1.4. Unmixed; separate from any other subject or from every thing foreign; as pure mathematics.5. Free from guilt; guiltless; innocent. No hand of strife is pure, but that which wins.6. Not vitiated with improper or corrupt words or phrases; as a pure style of discourse or composition.7. Disinterested; as pure benevolence.8. Chaste; as a pure virgin.9. Free from vice or moral turpitude. Tit.1.
10. Ceremonially clean; unpolluted. Ezra 6.
11. Free from any thing improper; as, his motives are pure.
12. Mere; absolute; that and that only; unconnected with any thing else; as a pure villain. He did that from pure compassion, or pure good nature.
PURE, v.t. To purify; to cleanse. [Not in use.]
PU'RELY, adv. In a pure manner; with an entire separation of heterogeneous or foul matter. Is.1.1. Without any mixture of improper or vicious words or phrases.2. Innocently; without guilt.3. Merely; absolutely; without connection with any thing else; completely; totally. The meeting was purely accidental.
PU'RENESS, n. Clearness; an unmixed state; separation or freedom from any heterogeneous or foreign matter; as the pureness of water or other liquor; the pureness of a metal; the pureness of marl or clay; the pureness of air.1. Freedom from moral turpitude or guilt. May we evermore serve thee in holiness and pureness of living.2. Simplicity; freedom from mixture or composition. An essence eternal and spiritual, of absolute pureness and simplicity.3. Freedom from vicious or improper words, phrases or modes of speech; as pureness of style.
Pure villenage, in the feudal law, is a tenure of lands by uncertain services at the will of the lord; opposed to privileged villenage.
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