Saturday - December 9, 2023

In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government ought to be instructed... No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people.
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[.] ANTICONSTITU'TIONALIST, n. One opposed to the constitution.


[.] ANTICONSTITU'TIONALIST, n. One opposed to the constitution.


[.] CONSTITUTION, n. [.] 1. The act of constituting, enacting, establishing, or appointing. [.] 2. The state of being; that form of being or peculiar structure and connection of parts which makes or characterizes a system or body. Hence the particular frame or temperament ...


[.] CONSTITUTIONAL, a. [.] 1. Bred or inherent in the constitution, or in the natural frame of body or mind; as a constitutional infirmity; constitutional ardor or dulness. [.] 2. Consistent with the constitution; authorized by the constitution or fundamental rules ...


[.] CONSTITUTIONALIST, n. [.] 1. An adherent to the constitution of government. [.] 2. An innovator of the old constitution, or a framer or friend of the new constitution in France.


[.] CONSTITUTIONALITY, n. [.] 1. The state of being constitutional; the state of being inherent in the natural frame; as the constitutionality of disease. [.] 2. The state of being consistent with the constitution or frame of government, or of being authorized by its ...


[.] CONSTITUTIONALLY, adv. In consistency with the constitution or frame of government.


[.] CONSTITUTIONIST, n. One who adheres to the constitution of the country.


[.] UNCONSTITU'TIONAL, a. Not agreeable to the constitution; not authorized by the constitution; contrary to the principles of the constitution. It is not unconstitutional for the king of Great Britain to declare war without the consent of parliament; but for the president ...


[.] UNCONSTITUTIONAL'ITY, n. The quality of being unauthorized by the constitution, or contrary to its provisions or principles. The supreme court has power to decide upon the unconstitutionality of a law.


[.] UNCONSTITU'TIONALLY, adv. In a manner not warranted by or contrary to the constitution.

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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.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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1. In arithmetic, an Arabian or Oriental character, of this form 0, which, standing by itself, expresses nothing, but increases or diminishes the value of other figures, according to its position. In whole numbers, when placed at the right hand of a figure, it increases its value ten fold; but in decimal fractions, placed at the left hand of a figure, it diminishes the value of that figure ten fold.

2. A character in general.

3. An intertexture of letters, as the initials of a name, engraved on a seal, box, plate, coach or tomb; a device; an enigmatical character. Anciently, merchants and tradesmen, not being permitted to bear family arms, bore, in lieu of them, their cyphers, or initials of their names, artfully interwoven about a cross.

4. A secret or disguised manner of writing; certain characters arbitrarily invented and agreed on by two or more persons, to stand for letters or words, and understood only by the persons who invent, or agree to use them. This is a mode of communicating information by letters, in time of war, with a view to conceal facts from an enemy, in case the letters should be intercepted. This art has given rise to another art, that of decyphering; and hence cipher is used for a key to unravel the characters. To have, or to learn a cipher, is to be able to interpret it.

CIPHER, v.i. In popular language, to use figures, or to practice arithmetic.

CIPHER, v.t.

1. To write in occult characters.

2. To designate; to characterize.

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