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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: mortmain(0.01316 detik)
Found 2 items, similar to mortmain.
English → English (WordNet)
n 1: real property held inalienably (as by an ecclesiastical
corporation) [syn: dead hand]
2: the oppressive influence of past events of decisions [syn: dead hand
, dead hand of the past]
English → English (gcide)
Mortification \Mor`ti*fi*ca"tion\, n. [F., fr. L. mortificatio a
killing. See Mortify.]
1. The act of mortifying, or the condition of being
(a) (Med.) The death of one part of an animal body, while
the rest continues to live; loss of vitality in some
part of a living animal; gangrene. --Dunglison.
(b) (Alchem. & Old Chem.) Destruction of active qualities;
neutralization. [Obs.] --Bacon.
(c) Subjection of the passions and appetites, by penance,
abstinence, or painful severities inflicted on the
The mortification of our lusts has something in
it that is troublesome, yet nothing that is
2. Deep humiliation or shame, from a loss of pride; painful
embarassment, usually arising from exposure of a mistake;
[1913 Webster +PJC]
3. That which mortifies; the cause of humiliation, chagrin,
It is one of the vexatious mortifications of a
studious man to have his thoughts discovered by a
tedious visit. --L'Estrange.
4. (Scots Law) A gift to some charitable or religious
institution; -- nearly synonymous with mortmain.
Syn: Chagrin; vexation; shame. See Chagrin.