Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A limiting element or quality.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Rendering limited or finite.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The eternally self-affirmant self-affirmed; the "I Am in that I Am," or the "I shall be that I will to be;" the Father; the relatively subjective, whose attribute is, the Holy One; whose definition is, the essential finific in the form of the infinite; 'dat sibi fines'.

    The Literary Remains of Samuel Taylor Coleridge

  • Son, they are the energies of the finific; [Greek: pánta di 'autou egéneto -- kaì ek tou plaer'ómatos autou haemeis pántes elábomen.]

    The Literary Remains of Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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