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anathema
...ounced by a council, pope or bishop; the latter is the act of a convert who anathematizes the heresy which he abjures. [.] 2. In heathen mythology, an offering, or present made to some deity and hung up in a temple. Whenever a person quitted his employment, he set apart, ...

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anoint
...secrating use of oil. [.] Anoint the shield. Isaiah 21. [.] To anoint the head with oil, Ps. 23 seems to signify to communicate the consolations of the Holy Spirit. [.] The use of oil in consecrations, was of high antiquity. Kings, prophets and priests were set apart ...

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anointed
[.] ANOINT'ED, pp. Smeared or rubbed with oil; set apart; consecrated with oil. [.] ANOINT'ED, n. The Messiah, or Son of God, consecrated to the great office of Redeemer; called the Lord's anointed. Cyrus is also called the Lord's anointed. Isaiah 45.

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apart
...b> adv. [a and part; See Part.] [.] 1. Separately; at a distance; in a state of separation, as to place. [.] Jesus departed thence into a desert place apart. Math. 14. [.] 2. In a state of distinction, as to purpose, use or character. [.] The Lord hath set apart ...

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appropriable
[.] APPRO'PRIABLE, a. [From appropriate.] [.] That may be appropriated; that may be set apart, sequestered, or assigned exclusively to a particular use.

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appropriate
[.] APPRO'PRIATE, v.t. [L. ad and proprius, private, peculiar. See Proper.] [.] 1. To set apart for, or assign to a particular use, in exclusion of all other uses; as, a spot of ground is appropriated for a garden. [.] 2. To take to one's self in exclusion of others; ...

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axil
[.] AX'IL, n. [L. axilla; Heb. to separate or set apart; whence armpits.] [.] 1. The armpit; a cavity under the upper part of the arm or shoulder. [.] 2. In botany, the space or angle formed by a branch with the stem, or by a leaf with the stem or branch.

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bless
...ul; to prosper in temporal concerns; as, we are blest with peace and plenty. [.] [.] The Lord thy God shall bless thee in all thou doest. Deut. 15. [.] 3. To make happy in a future life. [.] [.] Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord. Rev.14. [.] 4. To set apart ...

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clergy
[.] CLERGY, n. [.] 1. The body of men set apart, and consecrated, by due ordination, to the service of God, in the christian church; the body of ecclesiastics, in distinction from the laity. [.] 2. The privilege or benefit of clergy. [.] [.] If convicted of a clergyable ...

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consecrate
[.] CONSECRATE, v.t. [L., to consecrate, sacred. See Sacred.] [.] 1. To make or declare to be sacred, by certain ceremonies or rites; to appropriate to sacred uses; to set apart, dedicate, or devote, to the service and worship of God; as, to consecrate a church. [.] [.] Thou ...

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dedicate
[.] DEDICATE, v.t. [L. To vow, promise, devote, dedicate. See Class Dg. No. 12, 15, 45. The sense is to send, to throw; hence, to set, to appoint.] [.] 1. To set apart and consecrate to a divine Being, or to a sacred purpose; to devote to a sacred use, by a solemn ...

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devote
[.] DEVOTE, v.t. [L., to vow.] [.] 1. To appropriate by vow; to set apart ro dedicate by a solemn act; to consecrate. [.] [.] No devoted thing that a man shall devote to the Lord--shall be sold or redeemed. Every thing devoted thing is most holy to the Lord. Leviticus ...

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devoted
[.] DEVOTED, pp. Appropriated by vow; solemnly set apart or dedicated; consecrated; addicted; given up; doomed; consigned.

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devotion
[.] DEVOTION, n. [.] 1. The state of being dedicated, consecrated, or solemnly set apart for a particular purpose. [.] 2. A solemn attention to the Supreme Being in worship; a yielding of the heart and affections to God, with reverence, faith and piety, in religious ...

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elect
...e divine counsels. [.] 2. Chosen, but no inaugurated, consecrated or invested with office; as bishop elect; emperor elect; governor or mayor elect. But in the scriptures, and in theology, this word is generally used as a noun. [.] ELECT', n. One chosen or set apart; ...

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hallow
[.] HAL'LOW, v.t. [L. calleo, to be able.] [.] 1. To make holy; to consecrate; to set apart for holy or religious use. Ex.28.29. 1 Kings 8. [.] 2. To devote to holy or religious exercises; to treat as sacred. [.] [.] Hallow the sabbath day, to do no work therein. ...

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holy
...ly,when his heart is conformed in some degree to the image of God, and his life is regulated by the divine precepts. Hence, holy is used as nearly synonymous with good, pious, godly. [.] [.] Be ye holy; for I am holy. 1 pet.1. [.] 2. Hallowed; consecrated or set apart ...

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holyday
[.] HOL'YDAY, n. A day set apart for commemorating some important event in history; a festival intended to celebrate some event deemed auspicious to the welfare of a nation; particularly an anniversary festival, devoted to religious solemnities; as christmas holydays. [.] 1. ...

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ordain
... appoint; to decree. [.] Jeroboam ordained a feast in the eighth month. 1Kings 12. [.] As many as were ordained to eternal life, believed. [.] Acts 13. [.] 3. To set; to establish; to institute; to constitute. [.] Mulmutius ordained our laws. [.] 4. To set apart ...

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order
...les and that of the entablature 4; that of the Ionic is 18 modules, and that of the entablature 4 1/2, that of the Corinthian order is 20 modules, and that of the entablature 5. The height of the Composite order agrees with that of the Corinthian. [.] In orders, set apart ...

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priest
...evites, and the office was made hereditary in the family of Aaron. [.] Every priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins. Heb.5. [.] 2. In the modern church, a person who is set apart ...

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priesthood
[.] PRIE'STHOOD, n. The office or character of a priest. [.] 1. The order of men set apart for sacred offices; the order composed of priests.

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sanctified
[.] SANC'TIFIED, pp. [.] 1. Made holy; consecrated; set apart for sacred services. [.] 2. Affectedly holy.

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sanctify
[.] SANC'TIFY, v.t. [Low L. sanctifico; from sanctus, holy, and facio, to make.] [.] 1. In a general sense, to cleanse, purify or make holy. [.] 2. To separate, set apart or appoint to a holy, sacred or religious use. [.] God blessed the seventh day and sanctified ...

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segregate
[.] SEG'REGATE, v. t. [L. segrego; se, from, and grex, flock.] To separate from others; to set apart. [.] SEG'REGATE, a. Select. [Little used.]

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separate
...be separated into its constituent parts. Friends may be separated by necessity, and must be separated by death. The prism separates the several kinds of colored rays. A riddle separates the chaff from the grain. [.] 2. To set apart ...

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sepose
[.] SEPO'SE, v.t. sepo'ze. [L. sepono, sepositus.] To set apart. [Not in use.]

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taboo
[.] TABOO', n. In the isles of the Pacific, a word denoting prohibition or religious interdict, which is of great force among the inhabitants. [.] TABOO', v.t. To forbid, or to forbid the use of; to interdict approach or use; as, to taboo the ground set apart as ...

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thanksgiving
...KSGIV'ING, n. The act of rendering thanks or expressing gratitude for favors or mercies. [.] [.] Every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if received with thanksgiving. 1 Tim.4. [.] 1. A public celebration of divine goodness; also, a day set apart ...

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unconsecrated
[.] UNCON'SECRATED, a. Not consecrated; not set apart for a sacred use by religious ceremonies; not dedicated or devoted; as a temple unconsecrated; unconsecrated bread. [.]

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

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He believes himself a man of importance.

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PRISMAT'ICALLY, adv. In the form or manner of a prism.

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