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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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OIL'-NUT, n. The butternut of North America.


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OIL'-NUT, n. The butternut of North America.


OIL'-NUT, n.

The butternut of North America. Carver.

  1. The buffalo nut. See Buffalo nut, under Buffalo.

    * The name is also applied to various nuts and seeds yielding oil, as the butternut, cocoanut, oil-palm nut.

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OIL'-NUT, noun The butternut of North America.


OIL'-TREE, noun A plant, a species of Ricinus, the palma Christi, or castor, from which is procured castor oil.

OIL'-SHOP, noun A shop where oils and pickles are sold.

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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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PAL'ATINE, a. [L. palatinus, from palatium, palace.] Pertaining to a palace; an epithet applied originally to persons holding an office or employment in the king;s palace; hence it imports possessing royal privileges; as a count palatine.

In England, formerly, were three counties palatine, Chester, Durham and Lancaster; the two former by prescription, the latter by grant of Edward III. They were so called, because the proprietors, the earl of Chester,the bishop of Durham and the duke of Lancaster, possessed royal rights, as fully as the king in his palace. Of these, the county of Durham is the only one now remaining in the hands of a subject.

PAL'ATINE, n. One invested with royal privileges and rights. A palatine or count palatine, on the continent of Europe, is one delegated by a prince to hold courts of justice in a province, or one who has a palace and a court of justice in his own house. In Poland, a palatine may be regarded as the governor of a province.

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