from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The act of abstaining from food; the act of observing a fast.
- noun In the law and customs of ancient communities, particularly in Ireland, a method for the collection of debts, by which the creditor went to the door of the debtor, and there sat down to stay without food until paid: a person who would not yield to this form of demand was treated thereafter in some sense as an outlaw.
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- verb Present participle of
Actionof the verb to fast.
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- noun abstaining from food
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