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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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ACCEP'TION, n. The received sense of a word. [Not now used.]

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ACCEP'TION, n. The received sense of a word. [Not now used.]


The received sense of a word. [Not now used.] Hammond.

  1. Acceptation; the received meaning.


    Here the word "baron" is not to be taken in that restrictive sense to which the modern acception hath confined it.

    Acception of persons or faces (Eccl.), favoritism; partiality. [Obs.] Wyclif.

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ACCEP'TION, noun The received sense of a word. [Not now used.]

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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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MOW, n. A heap, mass or pile of hay deposited in a barn.

[We never give this name to hay piled in the field or open air. The latter is called a stack or rick.]

MOW, v.t. To lay hay in a heap or mass in a barn, or to lay it in a suitable manner.

MOW, v.t. pret. mower; pp. mowed or mown. [The L. has meto, and the Gr. to mow or reap. The last radical letter is not ascertained.]

1. To cut down with a scythe, as grass or other plants. We say, to mow grass.

2. To cut the grass from; as, to mow a meadow.

3. To cut down with speed; to cut down indiscriminately, or in great numbers or quantity. We say, a discharge of grape shot mows down whole ranks of men. Hence Saturn or Time is represented with a scythe, an emblem of the general and indiscriminate destruction of the human race by death.

MOW, v.i. To cut grass; to practice mowing; to use the scythe. Does the man mow well?

1. To perform the business of mowing; to cut and make grass into hay; to gather the crop of grass, or other crop.

[In America, mow is not applied to the cutting of wheat or rye. When these are cut with a scythe, they are said to be cradled. Oats and barley are sometimes mowed.]

MOW, n. [from mouth.] A wry face.

MOW, v.i. To make mouths.

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