from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In law: Issue; offspring.
  • n. Yearly rent or profits of land.
  • n. Termination of a disease: usually an unfavorable ending: as, lethal exitus.
  • n. The external opening of a canal; meatus.


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  • This is what St. Thomas Aquinas, following the Pseudo-Dionysius, called the exitus and reditus of God.

    Meditation for Trinity Sunday

  • One should remember, however, that by restricting himself to giving a purely philosophical account of the nature of being and the universe Dietrich was not free to speculate theologically about whether exitus or reditus had any rôle to play in the life of the Trinity.

    Dietrich of Freiberg

  • Trepano etiam cranii densitas imminui poterit, ut vaporibus fuliginosis exitus pateat.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • [1868] Tristes voluptatum exitus, et quisquis voluptatum suarum reminisci volet, intelliget, as bitter as gall and wormwood is their last; grief of mind, madness itself.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Lusitani, inquit, quorundum civitates adierunt: qui natis statim faeminis naturam consuunt, quoad urinae exitus ne impediatur, easque quum adoleverint sic consutas in matrimonium collocant, ut sponsi prima cura sit conglutinatas puellae oras ferro interscindere.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Patet exitus; si pugnare non vultis, licet fugere; quis vos tenet invitos?

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Sed deficiente crumena: et crescente gula, quis te manet exitus — rebus in ventrem mersis.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • On one level, the exitus is creation itself, and reditus is simply the right ordering of creation to its source.


  • Christ's descent "into hell" ad infernum; "into the underworld", called Sheol by the Jews and Hades by the Greeks was the far point of a cycle of exitus and reditus.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • The exitus-reditus model is that of descent and ascent.

    On The Same Old Thing


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