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EBRI'ETY, n. [L. ebrietas, from ebrius, intoxicated.]

Drunkenness; intoxication by spirituous liquors.

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EBRI'ETY, n. [L. ebrietas, from ebrius, intoxicated.]

Drunkenness; intoxication by spirituous liquors.

E-BRI'E-TY, n. [L. ebrietas, from ebrius, intoxicated. It appears by the Spanish embriagar, and the It. imbriacarsi, that ebrius is contracted by the loss of a palatal, and hence it is obvious that this word is from the Gr. βρεχω, to moisten, to drench. So drunk is from the root of drench.]

Drunkenness; intoxication by spirituous liquors. Brown.

  1. Drunkenness; intoxication by spirituous liquors; inebriety.

    "Ruinous ebriety." Cowper.

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EBRI'ETY, noun [Latin ebrietas, from ebrius, intoxicated.]

Drunkenness; intoxication by spirituous liquors.

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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. To forge; to copy or imitate, without authority or right, and with a view to deceive or defraud, by passing the copy or thing forged, for that which is original or genuine; as, to counterfeit coin, bank notes, a seal, a bond, a deed or other instrument in writing, the hand writing or signature of another, &c. To make a likeness or resemblance of any thing with a view to defraud.

2. To imitate; to copy; to make or put on a resemblance; as, to counterfeit the voice of another person; to counterfeit piety.

COUNTERFEIT, v.i. To feign; to dissemble; to carry on a fiction or deception.


1. Forged; fictitious; false; fabricated without right; made in imitation of something else, with a view to defraud, by passing the false copy for genuine or original; as counterfeit coin; a counterfeit bond or deed; a counterfeit bill or exchange.

2. Assuming the appearance of something; false; hypocritical; as a counterfeit friend.

3. Having the resemblance of; false; not genuine; as counterfeit modesty.


1. A cheat; a deceitful person; one who pretends to be what he is not; one who personates another; an imposter.

2. In law, one who obtains money or goods by counterfeit letters or false tokens.

3.That which is made in imitation of something, but without lawful authority, and with a view to defraud, by passing the false for the true. We say, the note is a counterfeit.

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