from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A convulsive tic or hysteric neurosis prevalent among Malays, similar to or identical with miryachit and jumping disease, the person affected performing various involuntary actions and making rapid inarticulate ejaculations in imitation of the actions and words of another person.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A form of ‘hysteria’ or nervous disturbance common among the people of Java and other parts of Malaysia, in which they echo or imitate in a silly manner the words or actions of other persons and chatter absurdly.


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  • Divine law, and taking into account only the nature of things, the supernatural faith which is called lata would be sufficient for justification, that faith, namely, which comes by the contemplation of created things, though assent is not produced with - out grace.

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