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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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ID'IOM, n. [L. idioma, from Gr. proper, or peculiar to one's self; Eng. widow, wide.]

1. A mode of expression peculiar to a language; peculiarity of expression or phraseology. In this sense, it is used in the plural to denote forms of speech or phraseology, peculiar to a nation or language.

And to just idioms fix our doubtful speech.

2. The genius or peculiar east of a language.

He followed the Latin language, but did not comply with the idiom of ours.

3. Dialect.



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ID'IOM, n. [L. idioma, from Gr. proper, or peculiar to one's self; Eng. widow, wide.]

1. A mode of expression peculiar to a language; peculiarity of expression or phraseology. In this sense, it is used in the plural to denote forms of speech or phraseology, peculiar to a nation or language.

And to just idioms fix our doubtful speech.

2. The genius or peculiar east of a language.

He followed the Latin language, but did not comply with the idiom of ours.

3. Dialect.

ID'I-OM, n. [Fr. idiome; L. idioma, from Gr. ιδιωμα, from ιδιος, proper, or peculiar to one's self. The root of ιδιος is that of divide, Hetrurian iduo, Eng. widow, wide, Ar. بَدَّ badda, to separate. Class Bd, No. 1.]

  1. A mode of expression peculiar to a language; peculiarity of expression or phraseology. In this sense it is used in the plural to denote forms of speech or phraseology, peculiar to a nation or language. And to just idioms fix our doubtful speech. Prior.
  2. The genius or peculiar cast of a language. He followed the Latin language, but did not comply with the idiom of ours. Dryden.
  3. Dialect.

Id"i*om
  1. The syntactical or structural form peculiar to any language; the genius or cast of a language.

    Idiom may be employed loosely and figuratively as a synonym of language or dialect, but in its proper sense it signifies the totality of the general rules of construction which characterize the syntax of a particular language and distinguish it from other tongues. G. P. Marsh.

    By idiom is meant the use of words which is peculiar to a particular language. J. H. Newman.

    He followed their language [the Latin], but did not comply with the idiom of ours. Dryden.

  2. An expression conforming or appropriate to the peculiar structural form of a language; in extend use, an expression sanctioned by usage, having a sense peculiar to itself and not agreeing with the logical sense of its structural form; also, the phrase forms peculiar to a particular author.

    Some that with care true eloquence shall teach,
    And to just idioms fix our doubtful speech.
    Prior.

    Sometimes we identify the words with the object -- though by courtesy of idiom rather than in strict propriety of language. Coleridge.

    Every good writer has much idiom. Landor.

    It is not by means of rules that such idioms as the following are made current: "I can make nothing of it." "He treats his subject home." Dryden. "It is that within us that makes for righteousness." M. Arnold. Gostwick (Eng. Gram.)

  3. Dialect; a variant form of a language.

    Syn. -- Dialect. -- Idiom, Dialect. The idioms of a language belong to its very structure; its dialects are varieties of expression ingrafted upon it in different localities or by different professions. Each county of England has some peculiarities of dialect, and so have most of the professions, while the great idioms of the language are everywhere the same. See Language.

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Idiom

ID'IOM, noun [Latin idioma, from Gr. proper, or peculiar to one's self; Eng. widow, wide.]

1. A mode of expression peculiar to a language; peculiarity of expression or phraseology. In this sense, it is used in the plural to denote forms of speech or phraseology, peculiar to a nation or language.

And to just idioms fix our doubtful speech.

2. The genius or peculiar east of a language.

He followed the Latin language, but did not comply with the idiom of ours.

3. Dialect.

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importance

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.

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. A sprinkling, as of water or dust, in a literal sense.

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