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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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[.] IMPER'SONAL, a. [L. impersonalis; in and personalis, from persona. See Person.] [.] In grammar, an impersonal verb is one which is not employed with the first and second persons, I and thou or you, we and ye, for nominatives, and which has no variation of ending to express ...


[.] IMPERSONAL'ITY, n. Indistinction of personality.


[.] IMPER'SONALLY, adv. In the manner of an impersonal verb.


[.] IMPER'SONATE, v.t. To personify.


[.] IMPER'SONATED, a. Made persons of. [See Personated.]


[.] PERSON, n. per'sn. [L. persona; said to be compounded of per, through or by, and sonus, sound; a Latin word signifying primarily a mask used by actors on the state.] [.] 1. An individual human being consisting of body and soul. We apply the word to living beings ...


[.] PER'SONABLE, a. Having a well formed body or person; graceful; of good appearance; as a personable man or woman. [.] 1. In law, enabled to maintain pleas in court. [.] 2. Having capacity to take any thing granted or given. [.] [The two latter senses, I believe, ...


[.] PER'SONAGE, n. A man or woman of distinction; as an illustrious personage. [.] 1. Exterior appearance; stature; air; as a tall personage; a stately personage. [.] 2. Character assumed. [.] [.] The Venetians,naturally grave,love to give in to the follies of ...


[.] PER'SONAL, a. [L. personalis.] Belonging to men or women, not to things; not real. [.] [.] Every man so termed by way of personal difference only. [.] 1. Relating to an individual; affecting individuals; peculiar or proper to him or her, or to private actions ...


[.] PERSONAL'ITY, n. That which constitutes an individual a distinct person, or that which constitutes individuality. [.] [.] The personality of an intelligent being extends itself beyond present existence to what is past, only by consciousness-- [.] 1. Direct application ...


[.] PER'SONALLY, adv. In person; by bodily presence; not by representative or substitute; as, to be personally present; to deliver a letter personally. They personally declared their assent to the measure. [.] 1. With respect to an individual; particularly. [.] [.] ...


[.] PER'SONATE, v.t. To represent by a fictitious or assumed character so as to pass for the person represented. [.] 1. To represent by action or appearance; to assume the character and act the part of another. [.] 2. To pretend hypocritically. [Little used.] [.] 3. ...


[.] PERSONA'TION, n. The counterfeiting of the person and character of another.


[.] PER'SONATOR, n. One who assumes the character of another. [.] 1. One that acts or performs.


[.] PERSONIFICA'TION, n. [from personify.] The giving to an inanimate being the figure or the sentiments and language of a rational being; prosopopoeia; as, "confusion heard his voice."


[.] PERSON'IFIED, pp. Represented with the attributes of a person.


[.] PERSON'IFY, v.t. [L. persona and facio.] To give animation to inanimate objects; to ascribe to an inanimate being the sentiments, actions or language of a rational being or person,or to represent an inanimate being with the affections and actions of a person. Thus ...


[.] PERSON'IFYING, ppr. Giving to an inanimate being the attributes of a person.


[.] PER'SONIZE, v.t. To personify. [Not much used.]


[.] TRIPER'SONAL, a. [L. tres and persona.] Consisting of three persons.


[.] TRIPERSONAL'ITY, n. The state of existing in three persons in one Godhead.

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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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FAC'TION, n. [L. factio, from facio, to make or do.]

1. A party, in political society, combined or acting in union, in opposition to the prince, government or state; usually applied to a minority, but it may be applied to a majority. sometimes a state is divided into factions nearly equal. Rome was almost always disturbed by factions. Republics are proverbial for factions, and factions in monarchies have often effected revolutions.

A feeble government produces more factions than an oppressive one.

By a faction, I understand a number of citizens, whether amounting to a majority or minority of the whole, who are united and actuated by some common impulse of passion, or of interest, adverse to the rights of other citizens, or to the permanent and aggregate interests of the community.

2. Tumult; discord; dissension.

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