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RELA'TION, n. [L. relatio, refero.]

1. The act of telling; recital; account; narration; narrative of facts; as a historical relation. We listened to the relation of his adventures.

2. Respect; reference; regard.

I have been importuned to make some observations on this art, in relation to its agreement with poetry.

3. Connection between things; mutual respect, or what one thing is with regard to another; as the relation of a citizen to the state; the relation of a subject to the supreme authority; the relation of husband and wife, or of master and servant; the relation of a state of probation to a state of retribution.

4. Kindred; alliance; as the relation of parents and children.

Relations dear, and all the charities of father, son and brother, first were known.

5. A person connected by consanguinity or affinity; a kinsman or kinswoman. He passed a month with his relations in the country.

6. Resemblance of phenomena; analogy.

7. In geometry, ratio; proportion.



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RELA'TION, n. [L. relatio, refero.]

1. The act of telling; recital; account; narration; narrative of facts; as a historical relation. We listened to the relation of his adventures.

2. Respect; reference; regard.

I have been importuned to make some observations on this art, in relation to its agreement with poetry.

3. Connection between things; mutual respect, or what one thing is with regard to another; as the relation of a citizen to the state; the relation of a subject to the supreme authority; the relation of husband and wife, or of master and servant; the relation of a state of probation to a state of retribution.

4. Kindred; alliance; as the relation of parents and children.

Relations dear, and all the charities of father, son and brother, first were known.

5. A person connected by consanguinity or affinity; a kinsman or kinswoman. He passed a month with his relations in the country.

6. Resemblance of phenomena; analogy.

7. In geometry, ratio; proportion.

RE-LA'TION, n. [Fr. from L. relatio, refero.]

  1. The act of telling; recital; account; narration; narrative of facts; as, a historical relation. We listened to the relation of his adventures.
  2. Respect; reference; regard. I have been importuned to make some observations on this art, in relation to its agreement with poetry. – Dryden.
  3. Connection between things; mutual respect, or what one thing is with regard to another; as, the relation of a citizen to the state; the relation of a subject to the supreme authority; the relation of husband and wife, or of master and servant; the relation of a state of probation to a state of retribution.
  4. Kindred; alliance; as, the relation of parents and children. Relations dear, and all the charities / Of father, son and brother, first were known. – Milton.
  5. A person connected by consanguinity or affinity; a kinsman or kinswoman. He passed a month with his relations in the country.
  6. Resemblance of phenomena; analogy.
  7. In geometry, ratio; proportion.

Re*la"tion
  1. The act of relating or telling; also, that which is related; recital; account; narration; narrative; as, the relation of historical events.

    (?)(?)(?)(?)(?)(?)oet's relation doth well figure them. Bacon.

  2. The state of being related or of referring; what is apprehended as appertaining to a being or quality, by considering it in its bearing upon something else; relative quality or condition; the being such and such with regard or respect to some other thing; connection; as, the relation of experience to knowledge; the relation of master to servant.

    Any sort of connection which is perceived or imagined between two or more things, or any comparison which is made by the mind, is a relation. I. Taylor.

  3. Reference; respect; regard.

    I have been importuned to make some observations on this art in relation to its agreement with poetry. Dryden.

  4. Connection by consanguinity or affinity; kinship; relationship; as, the relation of parents and children.

    Relations dear, and all the charities
    Of father, son, and brother, first were known.
    Milton.

  5. A person connected by cosanguinity or affinity; a relative; a kinsman or kinswoman.

    For me . . . my relation does not care a rush. Ld. Lytton.

  6. The carrying back, and giving effect or operation to, an act or proceeding frrom some previous date or time, by a sort of fiction, as if it had happened or begun at that time. In such case the act is said to take effect by relation.

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Relation

RELA'TION, noun [Latin relatio, refero.]

1. The act of telling; recital; account; narration; narrative of facts; as a historical relation We listened to the relation of his adventures.

2. Respect; reference; regard.

I have been importuned to make some observations on this art, in relation to its agreement with poetry.

3. Connection between things; mutual respect, or what one thing is with regard to another; as the relation of a citizen to the state; the relation of a subject to the supreme authority; the relation of husband and wife, or of master and servant; the relation of a state of probation to a state of retribution.

4. Kindred; alliance; as the relation of parents and children.

Relations dear, and all the charities of father, son and brother, first were known.

5. A person connected by consanguinity or affinity; a kinsman or kinswoman. He passed a month with his relations in the country.

6. Resemblance of phenomena; analogy.

7. In geometry, ratio; proportion.

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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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seize

SEIZE, v.t.

1. To fall or rush upon suddenly and lay hold on; or to gripe or grasp suddenly. The tiger rushes from the thicket and seizes his prey. A dog seizes an animal by the throat. The hawk seizes a chicken with his claws. The officer seizes a theif.

2. To take possession by force, with or without right.

At last they seize The scepter, and regard not David's son. Milton.

3. To invade suddenly; to take hold of; to come upon suddenly; as, a fever seizes a patient

And hope and doubt alternate seize her soul. Pope.

4. To take possession by virtue of a warrant or legal authority. The sherif seized the debtor's goods; the whole estate was seized and cofiscated. We say, to arrest a person, to seize goods.

5. To fasten; to fix. In seaman's language, to fasten two ropes or different parts oof one rope together with a cord.

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