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RECI'TAL, n. [from recite.]

1. Rehearsal; the repetition of the words of another or of a writing; as the recital of a deed; the recital of testimony.

2. Narration; a telling of the particulars of an adventure or of a series of events.

3. Enumeration.



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RECI'TAL, n. [from recite.]

1. Rehearsal; the repetition of the words of another or of a writing; as the recital of a deed; the recital of testimony.

2. Narration; a telling of the particulars of an adventure or of a series of events.

3. Enumeration.

RE-CIT-AL, n. [from recite.]

  1. Rehearsal; the repetition of the words of another or of a writing; as, the recital of a deed; the recital of testimony. – Encyc.
  2. Narration; a telling of the particulars of an adventure or of a series of events. – Addison.
  3. Enumeration. – Prior.

Re*cit"al
  1. The act of reciting; the repetition of the words of another, or of a document; rehearsal; as, the recital of testimony.
  2. A telling in detail and due order of the particulars of anything, as of a law, an adventure, or a series of events; narration.

    Addison.
  3. That which is recited; a story; a narration.
  4. A vocal or instrumental performance by one person; -- distinguished from concert; as, a song recital; an organ, piano, or violin recital.
  5. The formal statement, or setting forth, of some matter of fact in any deed or writing in order to explain the reasons on which the transaction is founded; the statement of matter in pleading introductory to some positive allegation.

    Burn.

    Syn. -- Account; rehearsal; recitation; narration; description; explanation; enumeration; detail; narrative. See Account.

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Recital

RECI'TAL, noun [from recite.]

1. Rehearsal; the repetition of the words of another or of a writing; as the recital of a deed; the recital of testimony.

2. Narration; a telling of the particulars of an adventure or of a series of events.

3. Enumeration.

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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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