Definitions

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  • n. The action of mixing or blending together; commingling.
  • n. The blending (of wines, etc.); garbling.
  • n. coition; copulation; sexual intercourse.
  • n. commixture; a commixed condition or state.
  • n. A mixture; a compound.
  • n. A technical term in Roman and Scottish law denoting a method of acquiring property by mixing or blending substances belonging to different proprietors.
  • n. The putting of a small piece of the host into the chalice during Mass, typifying the reunion of body and soul at the resurrection.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Commixture; mingling.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Mixture; a blending, uniting, or combining of different ingredients in one mass or compound.
  • n. In Scots law, the blending of substances belonging to different proprietors, as two parcels of corn, giving rise to certain questions regarding rights of property.

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Examples

  • If the first, why should I desire to continue any longer in this fortuit confusion and commixtion? or why should I take care for anything else, but that as soon as may be I may be earth again?

    Meditations

  • If those streams of air, therefore, shall be supposed as both sufficiently saturated with humidity, then, as they are of different temperatures, there would be formed a continual condensation of aqueous vapor, in some middle region of the atmosphere, by the commixtion of part of those two opposite streams.

    A History of Science: in Five Volumes. Volume III: Modern development of the physical sciences

  • And that commixtion betokeneth two things, that one is that, the body of Jesu Christ was not without blood, ne the blood was not without the body.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 7

  • After, the priest maketh commixtion of wine and water together, and here it is to wit that, by the said water is understood the people, and the wine representeth our Lord, in signifying that the said water and wine show to us humility, and also the commixtion that the people oweth to have with God.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 7

  • Of the situation of the four elements, that is to say, the earth, the water, the air, and fire, and of their qualities and properties, and of the generation and corruption of things made of the commixtion of them.

    A Select Collection of Old English Plays, Volume 1

  • But here I cannot forbear taking notice of a remarkable subtilty of the Roman law, in distinguishing betwixt confusion and commixtion.

    A Treatise of Human Nature

  • As in the latter case the imagination discovers not so entire an union as in the former, but is able to trace and preserve a distinct idea of the property of each; this is the reason, why the civil law, tho 'it established an entire community in the case of confusion, and after that a proportional division, yet in the case of commixtion, supposes each of the proprietors to maintain a distinct right; however necessity may at last force them to submit to the same division.

    A Treatise of Human Nature

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