Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or relating to the superficies, or surface; superficial.
  • adj. Situated or built on another person's land.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the superficies, or surface; superficial.
  • adj. Situated or built on another man's land, as a house.
  • n. One to whom a right of surface occupation is granted; one who pays quitrent for a house built upon another man's ground.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to the superficies or surface: superficial.
  • In law, situated on another's land.
  • n. In law, one to whom a right of surface is granted; one who pays the quit-rent of a house built on another man's ground.

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Examples

  • The bringing over of what was affirmed before concerning his Judaical privileges into this verse, is an effect of a very superficiary consideration of the context.

    The Doctrine of Justification by Faith

  • Is it not much to be lamented that many Christians content themselves with a very superficiary knowledge of these things?

    Christologia

  • And those who take upon them to be ministers and instructers of others, by whom this is neglected, who take up with a superficiary knowledge of general principles, and those such, for the most part, as have a coincidence with the light of nature, do but betray the souls of those over whom they usurp a charge, and are unworthy of the title and office which they bear.

    A Discourse concerning Evangelical Love, Church Peace, and Unity

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